Exclusive Honeysuckle waterfront site hits the market

Premium waterfront land will hit the market on Friday, with Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) releasing ‘Lee 5’ in Honeysuckle with a vision to see superior architecture and innovative design outcomes.

The ‘call for proposals’ creates an invitation for developers to snap-up a shrinking supply of premium waterfront lands.

Chief Operating Officer Valentina Misevska said the offering is unparalleled and significant interest is expected.

“Lee 5 is a 5,600m2 mixed use zoned site and we see fantastic opportunity for a developer to create something special that is in keeping with the high-quality design we have seen in recent HDC led sales."

“The call for proposals process is underpinned by the NSW State Design Review Panel - Government Architect NSW, which gives us every confidence that the outcome will be of high architectural design and built form.”

Potential purchasers will be required to consider public spaces such as the waterfront promenade, view corridors and connections through to the harbour from the city.

“We are in a growing city and we want to make sure the buildings we plan and build today are attractive, well designed, well positioned and well-integrated into the surrounding public areas."

“Lee 5 is in immediate access to the future Honeysuckle Light Rail Stop, as well as the Newcastle Interchange."

“As we move further away from being a car-led city, this proximity to public transport is integral to future homes, jobs and public spaces – all of which could form part of this site opportunity,” Ms Misevska said.

Through the call for proposals process, potential purchasers will be required to consider integration of public domain in their design.

“We have a keen focus on the design and delivery of high quality public domain between the site and the harbour, and so we see the integration between public and private spaces as a crucial consideration to get right in this process.”

As part of the preparation for the public domain, HDC will undertake further seawall rectification works to ensure future community spaces last well into the future.

Lee 5 is positioned next to 35 Honeysuckle Drive, which was sold late 2017. Colliers International is offering the site for sale.


Expressions of interest close 22 October 2018

  • Sales enquiries - Colliers International 
    Peter Macadam - 0402 074 159
    Adam Leacy - 0421 613 160
  • Media contact:
    Amber Dale - 0472 820 529.
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