The Market Street Entertainment Precinct is almost 1 hectare of former rail corridor that is being transformed into parkland which will include mature trees, refurbishment of the old signal box ready for use as a café, a water feature, artworks, and greenspace for markets.
The new precinct forms part of a $500m project by the NSW Government to revitalise Newcastle’s city centre, transforming it into a thriving entertainment, recreational and cultural hub. By thoughtfully integrating the city centre with the waterfront, the urban renewal project will attract people back to the city centre, create new job opportunities, provide more public space and deliver better transport.
The Market Street precinct is the first parcel of former corridor land to be redeveloped and was guided by community engagement undertaken by UrbanGrowth NSW, with feedback showing overwhelming support for the project.
APP’s Senior Project Manager David Rutter says “This is going to be a great project for us to have our name on, as well as being able to contribute to an iconic project in the revitalisation of the CBD. APP’s appointment to this project is also representative of the relationship we have built with UrbanGrowth NSW and the value they place on our previous engagements with them.”