We need your feedback to help us plan for the future of Hamilton’s historic and much-loved Gregson Park.
In 2020 City of Newcastle sought community feedback to help shape the future of this popular park, and this has been incorporated into the draft Gregson Park Masterplan. Now is your chance to find out more about what's coming to Gregson Park, and to provide your feedback before the Masterplan is finalised.
Community feedback included a desire for more native plants and incorporation of Aboriginal culture, improved amenities, a better playspace and space for active recreation, and more spaces for the community to come together. The community also wanted to ensure the heritage items including the fig trees were kept at the park.
The draft Masterplan aims to celebrate the European and Indigenous heritage of the site, while meeting the recreational needs of the local community.
It includes a larger inclusive playspace in its existing location with nature play, water play and small yarning circle, a new community shelter on the former bowling club site, more shaded seating areas, potential for community gardens and kiosk, resurfaced tennis courts, additional active recreation facilities and upgraded amenities.
For more information on our previous consultation, view the engagement report. Find out more about the project in the frequently asked questions section, or have your say below.
Heritage Plan of Management for Gregson Park
The existing Heritage Places Plan of Management for Gregson Park provides direction as to the use and management of the reserve. To achieve the intent and vision of the Gregson Park Masterplan, amendments are required, so the draft Heritage Places Plan of Management - Gregson Park Hamilton 2021 has also been developed, and we are seeking feedback on these changes as part of this Public Exhibition.
You can have your say on the draft Heritage Places Plan of Management - Gregson Park Hamilton 2021 by completing the online form below, writing to us or attending the Public Hearing about the re-categorisation of the land. In preparing your submission, please consider whether or not you agree with the proposal to re-categorise parts of Gregson Park, as shown on page 6 of the draft Plan of Management.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Public Hearing will be held online on Thursday 16 September from 6pm - 7.30pm. If you wish to attend this public hearing please register your interest by 12pm Thursday 16 September by emailing email@example.com with the subject line: Gregson Park Public Hearing.
Have your say
To have your say on the draft Gregson Park Masterplan and the proposed amendments to the Heritage Plan of Management please use the form below or provide a written submission.
Written submissions will be received until 4pm on Wednesday 6 October 2021. Please address written submissions to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Newcastle, PO Box 489, Newcastle NSW 2300. Please include the subject line: Draft Gregson Park Masterplan and Draft Heritage Places Plan of Management - Gregson Park Hamilton 2021.