Honeysuckle works

Honeysuckle Project Map

Realigning Honeysuckle Drive between Hannell Street and Steel Street. Includes road widening, replacement of Cottage Creek bridge, new safer transition lanes, bike paths and parking in some sections and landscaping.


Honeysuckle Drive realignment map


Developer: HCCDC

Status: Construction underway

Estimated completion: December 2020

HCCDC Contact: Greg Le Quesne honeysuckle@hccdc.nsw.gov.au

Construction Enquiries and Complaints Contact: Olivia Power 0401 096 484 honeysuckle@robsoncivil.com.au

Works Underway: Construction of a new bridge over Cottage Creek and preparation of pavement and road surfaces. The temporary diversion road and shared path is expected to be in place until November 2020.  

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Construction of seawalls and Cottage Creek channel outlets is now complete. The works used approximately 160,000 tonnes of rock and backfill materials. Approximate length of work 300m.


Seawall Works


Developer: HCCDC

Status: Construction complete

Project completed: July 2020

Contact: David Legg, HCCDC
(02) 4904 2750

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Delivery of new public domain including shared path, green space, seating, shade, BBQ facilities and maritime inspired play space.

Worth Place Park West - Artist's Impression


Developer: HCCDC

Status: Due to commence October 2020

Estimated completion: First half 2021

Contact: Greg Le Quesne, HCCDC
(02) 4904 2750

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Honeysuckle City Campus

The building will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the University of Newcastle's School of Creative Industries and a new Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) Hub. This includes providing specialised spaces and technologies that enhance working and collaborative environments enriching teaching, learning, co-working and entrepreneurial experiences.


University of Newcastle - Honeysuckle Campus


Developer: University of Newcastle

Status: Construction commenced April 2020

Contact: Damian Burke, University of Newcastle

Work Underway

Construction of first city campus building.  Ground floor concrete pours underway.

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45 Honeysuckle Drive

Mixed use residential apartments and ground floor retail space.


Horizon on the Harbour - Artist's Impression


Developer: Miller Property Corporation

Status: Construction to commence 2021

Estimated completion: 2023

Contact: Warwick Miller, Miller Property Corporation

0418 636 613 


42 Honeysuckle Drive

Mixed-use precinct including Little National Hotel, boutique office building, retail space and car parking. Hotel facilities available to commercial tenants.


Little National Hotel


Developer: Doma Group

Status: Construction currently on hold

Estimated completion: 2022

Contact:  Chris Farrington, Doma

(02) 6260 7750


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35 Honeysuckle Drive

Construction of residential dwellings commenced in November 2019.




Developer: Doma Group

Status: Construction underway

Estimated completion: Late 2023

Contact: Chris Farrington, Doma

(02) 6260 7750


Works Underway: No high impact work

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21 Honeysuckle Drive

Architecturally designed apartment dwellings, public domain, ground floor retail and parking. Will integrate with new public domain at Worth Place Park West.

Lume Apartments Honeysuckle


Developer: Doma Group

Status: Construction complete

Completed: July 2020

Contact: Chris Farrington, Doma

(02) 6260 7750


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Widening and straightening Honeysuckle Drive

Work to upgrade Honeysuckle Drive is underway.

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Temporary Diversion Road and shared path in Honeysuckle


The realignment will improve access to the city and assist with flood mitigation at Cottage Creek. We’re also widening the road, building safer transition lanes, bike and parking lanes along some sections of the road and shared pathways joining up with existing shared pathways.

Honeysuckle Drive will remain open during the works. Vehicles are being diverted through Throsby car park on a temporary road and the speed limit has been reduced to 40km per hour for approximately 400m of road works.

Pedestrians and cyclists have a dedicated shared path to follow on the northern side of the temporary road. Signage is in place to communicate the new arrangements. See map below for the location of the temporary road and temporary shared cycle/pedestrian path. 

The entry to the Throsby car park has been relocated west, along Honeysuckle Drive close to Hannell Street. 

The next phase of works includes replacing the Cottage Creek bridge and widening and straightening the road. We are opening up Cottage Creek by removing the concrete covers over the creek between Honeysuckle Drive and the harbour and adding rocks to give Cottage Creek a more natural appearance.   

Stay informed:
Up-to-date information is provided on this page, and via the Honeysuckle NSW Facebook page.  

Works notifications:
11.05.20 - Sewer Works: 18-26 May 2020
03.04.20 - Cottage Creek Bridge Works
20.03.20 - Temporary Traffic Diversion
11.03.20 - Night Work
28.02.20 - Start of Work


Honeysuckle Park

The construction of Honeysuckle Park commencing in October 2020, will mark a significant step in the delivery of new public domain and the continued revitalisation of the Honeysuckle waterfront.

The park will include sandstone block steps at the harbour's edge, sheltered picnic seating, covered barbecue facilities and a maritime themed play area. Native trees, including banksia, tuckeroos and pines, will line new pedestrian links, making it easier to move from the waterfront to the Honeysuckle Light Rail stop.

Construction of this park is an important step in completing the public connection between Wickham Marina and Bathers Way through to Honeysuckle.


Worth Place Park West - Artist's Impression

Seawall construction

We have recently completed a significant infrastructure project to rebuild the 75 year old Harbour seawalls. Replacing decades old maritime infrastructure paves the way for enviable waterfront promenades. 

Works undertaken to repair the seawalls includied

  • cutting and removal of existing concrete wharves
  • demolishing old wharves and recycling 8000 tonnes of concrete into new seawalls
  • placing 177,000 tonnes rock into the harbour to form new seawalls
  • replacing over 500m of old seawalls

These new seawalls are the first step in the delivery of attractive green spaces and new public domain in Honeysuckle. 

The Wharf repairs

HCCDC recently completed major repairs to the Lee Wharf A building.

Major works included stabilising the building's foundations, repairing the structure and reinstating the timber deck at the rear of the building. We have undertaken this work to ensure that the building is preserved for future generations.

Renamed 'The Wharf', we sought proposals for a new operator to take over this beautiful historic building and in July announced that Hope Estate will create Hope at Honeysuckle a tourism destination in the heart of Honeysuckle.

The Wharf Honeysuckle

What work is currently underway at Honeysuckle?

HCCDC is undertaking essential infrastructure upgrades as part of a $55 million program to provide new public domain in the west end of Honeysuckle.

This includes upgrading Honeysuckle Drive and building a new bridge over Cottage Creek, placing 177,000 tonnes of rock as seawalls to repair old maritime infrastructure and removing the concrete covers over Cottage Creek to give it a more natural appearance.


Will Throsby Car Park remain open?

Throsby Car Park is expected to remain open during the infrastructure works.

There have been some changes to parking within the area to maintain a safe pedestrian route between the Wickham Marina and Honeysuckle.

The Throsby Car Park is temporary, however, and will eventually close when the land is repurposed.


What other car parks are there in Newcastle?

As part of the Honeysuckle urban renewal project, HCCDC opened a temporary carpark in Throsby in 2011, adjacent to the newly opened harbourside businesses. This was followed by the addition of car spaces in Wright Lane that supported the activation of the city centre and development of the new Museum. In 2019 we added car spaces at Station Street near the Interchange and more spaces between the Honeysuckle Light Rail stop and Worth Place.

Why is there a pedestrian and cyclist diversion?

HCCDC is delivering an attractive new promenade that is the current missing link in our city’s waterfront walk, stretching from Throsby Creek to Merewether.

In order to deliver this new public space, we first need to install infrastructure and undertake construction works along the waterfront.

Safety is our number one priority, and therefore a designated, separated path has been built to connect Honeysuckle Drive with the Marina.

This diversion is expected to remain in place for at least two years.


What is the future of the remaining land in the west of Honeysuckle?

Of the remaining land held in Honeysuckle, more than one third is being transformed into high-quality public space, while the other land is zoned for mixed use and commercial development. This land is strategically located in Newcastle’s emerging west end CBD and close to the transport interchange.


What will happen to the Wickham School of Arts building?

The former Wickham School of Arts building has local heritage significance. The building is recognised within the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012. The building is likely to be incorporated into a future development Lot in order to allow for greatest flexibility of adaptation. This will be considered as part of a wider divestment strategy for the land.


Why are you upgrading Honeysuckle Drive?

Part of transforming the west end of Honeysuckle involves straightening Honeysuckle Drive between Cottage Creek and Hannell Street, while reopening and beautifying Cottage Creek.

Straightening Honeysuckle Drive will involve building a new road bridge over Cottage Creek. This will allow for the Creek’s hydraulic capacity to increase, mitigating flood risks both in the new waterfront precinct and upstream of the catchment, which includes Newcastle West.

Straightening Honeysuckle Drive will also improve traffic flow and prevent pinch points as vehicles enter or exit Honeysuckle Drive. We are adding safer transition lanes close to the Cottage Creek bridge.


What’s the best way for me to stay informed of changes in Honeysuckle?

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Who can I speak to if I’d like more information?

If you have any questions about Honeysuckle, please contact HCCDC via phone or email and your query will be directed to the relevant project manager.

T:  +61 2 4904 2750    
E:  info@hccdc.nsw.gov.au

Works notifications

Honeysuckle updates newsletter

  • Honeysuckle News: Spring 2020 - PDF
  • Honeysuckle News: Winter 2020 - PDF
  • Honeysuckle News: Autumn 2020 - PDF
  • Honeysuckle News: Summer 2019 - PDF
  • Honeysuckle News: November 2018 - PDF

Honeysuckle is experiencing the next stage of transformation. To keep informed about what's changing:

  • Click here for an overview of the key works in progress.
  • Visit the Honeysuckle page to find out more about the precinct projects.