The Station landscaping

The space between Market Street Lawn and the former Newcastle Station bus depot is being transformed into exciting new public domain.

A vibrant new space

The temporary lawn and pathway between The Station and Market Street Lawn is being replaced with sculpted garden beds, shady trees, seating, new paving and picnic space. The result will be an attractive and inviting continuous link between two of Newcastle’s premier public spaces.

A new plaza will replace the former bus depot, creating a versatile community space that connects The Station with the waterfront. Interpretive features will tell the stories of the site’s Aboriginal and European history.

The Station Landscaping - Artist's Impression


Tree planting at The Station

Works underway

Following an open tender process, Daracon Construction was selected to undertake these important works. Demolition of the old paving and asphalt is compete, top soil has been laid and drainage and electrical services installed.

Tree planting has commenced, with juvenile palms installed and more to follow. In the coming months, we'll see garden beds put into place and paving commence.

Works will be limited to 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. A five-day construction week is part of a more balanced approach to construction deliverables and timelines.

The work site has been fenced-off during this time, and the temporary car park adjacent to The Station is now closed.

Getting to The Station

The temporary Station car park has been removed as part of this project. Visitors are encouraged to explore more active forms of transport and public transport - Queens Wharf and Newcastle Beach light rail stops are only a minute’s walk away.

Off-street parking is available a short walk away, at Queens Wharf (55 spaces), Boat Harbour (40 spaces), and the Foreshore car park (154 spaces).

Visit the Parking in Newcastle page for more information on getting around the city.

The Station transport
  • Construction notification March 2020 - view PDF
  • Construction update May-June 2020 - view PDF
  • Click here for an overview of the key works in progress