Museum Place

The former Civic Station precinct is being transformed into a vibrant public space.

A new place in the city to play, relax and connect.


Renamed 'Museum Place', 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.

Museum Place will become a new pedestrian hub for people to access local businesses, the University of Newcastle, Honeysuckle and Newcastle Museum - all a few metres from the Civic light rail stop.

Video: Retaining heritage at Museum Place

See how history is being recognised during the former station's transformation into new public domain.

Video: Museum Place from the air

Aerial footage showing the transformation works in progress.

What's happening?

The former station building is being renovated and repaired, creating a new space for business tenants. Key wall sections of the former station building, and the pedestrian footbridge are being removed, making it even easier to walk from Hunter Street through to the Honeysuckle precinct.

As well as a facelift for the station building, new family-friendly areas will be introduced in the surrounds, including parks to relax and play. We have already created a new pedestrian pathway and lighting through Brake Block Park, and the Hunter Street forecourt and Museum park will soon receive new landscaping, trees, gardens, paved walkways, seating and lighting.

This work follows extensive consultation with the community and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage to ensure that designs retained the character and uniqueness of the station.

Works at Museum Place will continue until late 2019.

Works being completed by North Construction & Building will continue until late 2019. For more information: