The transformation of the former Civic Railway Station has now been completed improving the station building and enhancing surrounding public spaces.
Visit our Projects page for information on the now complete Museum Park. Works undertaken included:
- The former Civic Railway Station building and Hunter St Forecourt
The building was partially demolished, renovated and repaired creating a new tenancy space. Removal of wall sections and the footbridge have created greater pedestrian access and connectivity. The heritage aspects of the site have also been recognised by representing the footbridge and railway sleepers as interpretive elements within a garden area created between platforms.
The forecourt on the Hunter Street side of the building has been improved with new trees, garden beds, bluestone pavers, seating, lighting and public art. A section of Civic Lane will be resurfaced creating a shared accessway further enhancing the public domain.
- Museum Lawn
The grassed area adjacent to the Newcastle Museum has been enhanced providing more direct bluestone pathways and links to the platforms. The public domain has been expanded to encompass the small museum car park to include new trees, garden beds and seating. Steel beams from the footbridge have been used in this space as a functioning bench/artwork.
- Brake Block Park
A new pathway has been constructed through the park, creating a single walking route from Hunter Street to Honeysuckle Drive. New lighting has also been added to enhance safety.
Video: Creating a link to the past
See how the historic footbridge is being interpreted in the Museum Park landscape
Video: Retaining heritage
See how Museum Park recognises the old Civic Station’s history during its transformation.