New waterfront park for Newcastle opens
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
Novocastrians will now enjoy a new $4.2 million waterfront park in the CBD which will provide an outstanding public space for locals.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the new Honeysuckle Park forms part of a dynamic $55 million infrastructure and public domain works program in Honeysuckle Newcastle.
“This is an amazing public space on the waterfront that locals and visitors to Newcastle can enjoy,” Mr Stokes said.
“It form’s part of the city’s 11 kilometre harbour and beach walk from Throsby Creek to Merewether Beach, which will be one of the best public walks in NSW.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said families can now enjoy the shaded maritime-themed playground and wide green open spaces complemented by native plantings.
“Opening more quality public space right on the waterfront is an exciting outcome for the Hunter community as we finalise the planning for Honeysuckle,” Mr Martin said.
“Walkers, runners and cyclists will no doubt love the extension of the waterfront promenade.”
Honeysuckle Park has been designed and delivered in response to community feedback on the Honeysuckle Public Domain Concept Plan, which was released in 2019.