City of Newcastle, in partnership with the NSW Government, is planning for Broadmeadow's future, with a high-level plan called a 'Place Strategy'. This strategic plan will lead to more housing, employment opportunities, public spaces and facilities developed in the area over the next 30 years.

Broadmeadow’s central location, existing and future public transport opportunities, Government owned land and large industrial sites provide an opportunity for urban renewal.

Hunter Park, the NSW Government's vision for a sports and entertainment precinct, is located within the Broadmeadow Regionally Significant Growth Area which adds to the significant transformation opportunity in this area.

This Place Strategy will act as a blueprint for how the precinct will change over time, looking at the infrastructure, opportunities and constraints, and land uses needed to enhance the precinct for both current and future residents, workers and visitors.

What does this involve?

The NSW Government announced $73.5m towards the Rezoning Pathways Program – an initiative designed to unlock 70,000 homes across NSW. The Broadmeadow precinct has been identified as an important area for growth to occur and is included in this program.

As a first step, City of Newcastle is developing a Place Strategy outlining a 30-year vision for the area, which will help guide future land use and infrastructure investment in the area.

Department of Planning and Environment will draft a Discussion Paper to support the initial State-led first move rezoning process. The proposed first move rezoning will be in line with the Place Strategy and will deliver more homes in the precinct.

What area is being considered?

The project applies to the area known as the Broadmeadow Regionally Significant Growth Area identified in the Hunter Regional Plan 2041.

A map of the precinct is provided below showing places like Hunter Park, including McDonald Jones Stadium and the Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow Train Station and Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot which are included in the precinct.
Image of area for place strategy

Figure: Broadmeadow Regionally Significant Growth Area investigation area. Further detailed investigations may result in changes to the precinct boundary as the project evolves.

View a Detailed Map of the Broadmeadow Regionally Significant Growth Area or download from the Document Library.

Thanks for having your say in 2023!

Between the 24 April – 13 June 2023 an online survey was available for the community to share their views, and to prioritise key aspects planned for the precinct.

There were over 3,100 visits to the webpage, and 406 people completed the survey. You can learn more about what was shared in our Community Consultation Summary Report.

Thank you for completing our survey and sharing your vision for the future of Broadmeadow. Your insights will help us better understand how the area should grow and develop over the next 30 years.

Next steps

We will continue to keep the community updated via our e-news, website updates and invitations to community events and information sessions in 2024.