The former Civic Station has been transformed into a vibrant public space.
A new place in the city to play, relax and connect.
Renamed 'Museum Park', the Civic precinct upgrades include renovations to the existing station building, greater pedestrian access between the city and the waterfront, as well as the creation of paved and green spaces in the surrounding parks. It's the perfect spot to relax, connect, play and learn in the heart of the city.
New community space
Museum Park is a key deliverable of Government’s $650+ million commitment to the revitalisation of Newcastle, creating yet another community space along the former rail corridor.
As well as bringing people into the city centre, it is designed to connect the CBD and waterfront, provide versatile public space and recognise the site's history.
It is a celebration of community and stakeholder collaboration, with a considered design guided by heritage experts and world-class architects, along with input from the Newcastle community and Council.
New pedestrian links have been created, resulting in an unbroken connection from the Civic precinct, through to the waterfront and all that Honeysuckle has to offer. Museum Park provides an inviting thoroughfare to Newcastle Museum and public transport, as well as enhanced access and a place to relax for students of the future University of Newcastle Honeysuckle campus.
Video: Retaining heritage
See how history is being recognised during the former station's transformation into new public domain.
Video: Creating a link to the past
See how the historic footbridge is being interpreted in the Museum Park landscape