The park is located on the foreshore in Honeysuckle and will ultimately form part of the connection from Wickham Marina through Honeysuckle to Nobbys Beach and Bathers Way.
Honeysuckle Park’s sandstone, harbour-edge seating, sheltered picnic areas, covered barbecue facilities, and maritime themed play area, have been designed with the residents and community in mind. The family-friendly park will enable visitors to enjoy the recreational spaces while benefiting from a greater connection to the water. It was important to include the rich, maritime history of the city in the park. Former harbour marker lanterns were restored and installed in the park along with bollards from the old wharves and plaques from ships built in Newcastle’s former shipyard. The park includes various native trees, such as banksia, tuckeroos, and pines that line new pedestrian links.
“This is an amazing public space on the waterfront which locals and visitors to Newcastle can enjoy”, said Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes.
The project was managed by APP’s Senior Project Manager Rob Walsh, working with Project Director Ethan Clark and intern Bailey Trigg. The APP team worked alongside Terras Landscape Architects, Lindsay Dynan Engineers, and Glascott Landscape and Civil.
Congratulations to all.