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.
Following an open tender process, Daracon Construction was selected to undertake these important works. In the coming months, you will notice the removal of pavement, minor demolition works, earthworks, drainage and service connections.
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 will be fenced-off during this time, and the temporary car park adjacent to The Station will be closed.
Getting to The Station
The temporary car park for Station visitors is being 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.