Local Centres Program

What is a Local Centre?

The Local Centres Public Domain Program guides upgrades of local and neighbourhood centres throughout the Newcastle Local Government Area. We aim to improve the quality of these centres, which play an important role in the community and local economy.

Local centres are zoned B2, and neighbourhood centres are zoned B1 under the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan 2012. To avoid confusion, we refer to both local and neighbourhood centres as "local centres" in our communications with the community.

Our Public Domain Plan for each centre aims to improve the streetscape and access, and also improve traffic and safety. Our upgrades often include improvements to footpaths, planting trees and installing new street furniture.

Where are they located?

We have already delivered upgrades in some parts of Newcastle, and others are being planned, designed or delivered.