City of Newcastle (CN) has begun to prepare a landscape masterplan for the Harbour Foreshore Precinct within Newcastle’s East End. The Masterplan will create a blueprint to reinvigorate this important community precinct and include options for an accessible playground and water-themed play space.
Consultant's Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), in partnership with local firm Bosque Landscape Architects, have recently been engaged by CN to prepare the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan. As part of the project, CN is also working collaboratively with Variety the Children's Charity to establish options for an inclusive play space and to promote inclusive play by enabling children of all abilities and ages to play side by side.
CN will commence Phase 1 community engagement of this Project from 9 June to 12 July 2020.
The engagement process will build on previous community consultation which was undertaken by CN as part of a Plan of Management (PoM) for the foreshore precinct in 2015.
The masterplan will recommend options for future uses and management of the park and foreshore precinct, in line with current and future community needs and expectations.
The Foreshore Park Masterplan information pack (pdf 235kB) provides a detailed summary and explanation of the project background, the Masterplan process (including project stages) and the extensive consultation to be included. Further details on the community engagement process will be provided soon.
When complete, the Masterplan will enable CN to commence a long-term revitalisation project that will help meet the City’s vision to deliver a world-class harbour foreshore precinct.
New tree plantings
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