Community ideas to help shape Honeysuckle's final transformation

The Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) is today launching a community engagement program to seek community ideas on key outcomes for the final development lands remaining in Honeysuckle.

HCCDC Acting Chief Executive Valentina Misevska said the engagement was an important part of the final stages of planning.

“Honeysuckle’s transformation has been a long-term project for us and it’s important that as we approach the end of the project, we continue to focus on what the city needs and what the community wants.

“Our engagement is about seeking input from our community on how they want to see the final development in the precinct emerge, with a special focus on environmental, social and economic outcomes.

“There are three hectares of land remaining and we want to ensure we are creating great places where people want to spend time, and showcase Newcastle as a smart, liveable and sustainable global city.

“We want to ensure that the future transformation contributes to the great place we live in.”

The community engagement program will run from 24 September until 18 October and will include a digital Ideas Wall, online survey and focus group discussion.

“Through this engagement process, we will gather important feedback to help us understand emerging themes of interest and importance from the community’s perspective,” said Ms Misevska.

“We will use this information to guide our decision making for the project and inform the future divestment process.”

A map of the remaining areas in the Honeysuckle precinct is available on our online engagement page here: