NSW Government funds final business case for Hunter Park
Tuesday 22 June 2021 10:22am
Today, the NSW Government announced funding towards the development of the Final Business Case for Hunter Park in Broadmeadow.
Venues NSW welcomes this announcement, as the $6.7m will build on work and consultation that has been ongoing since 2017 to help deliver a robust plan to transform 63 hectares of government-owned land and facilities into a world-class destination that will attract visitors from across the country and the world.
Work to transform the precinct is already under way with the Newcastle Knights Centre of Excellence, jointly funded ($10m) by the NSW Government, as well as the $10m Newcastle International Hockey Centre that was fully funded by the NSW Government due to open this year.
A revitalised precinct will further cement Newcastle’s place as the gateway city to northern NSW and ensure it continues its strong and vibrant legacy with quality sports and entertainment facilities. It has the potential to deliver upgraded sporting facilities, high-quality public spaces and playgrounds, new multi-purpose leisure and entertainment facilities, improved parking options, residential dwellings, renewed community facilities, and cycling and walking tracks.
The development of the final business case will take up to two years to complete and will include master planning as well as community and stakeholder engagement.
Venues NSW looks forward to continuing to work with its partners and key stakeholders to deliver a world-class precinct