Draft Newcastle City Centre Heritage Conservation Areas Review Report


Earlier this year we asked for feedback from the community about which streets, buildings and places within the Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle East areas have heritage significance and contribute to Newcastle's cultural identity.

Your feedback helped us investigate how and where land use protections for this area could best be applied, so that revitalisation of the Newcastle City Centre continues, whilst ensuring our rich and diverse cultural heritage remains protected and conserved.

This feedback has been considered and addressed within the Draft Newcastle City Centre Heritage Conservation Areas Review Report which is now on public exhibition. We invite you to have your say on the Draft Report.

To find out more about what we heard from Phase 1 early engagement, visit the Have Your Say webpage.

Key Recommendations

The Draft Report makes a range of recommendations including:

  • A review of the Heritage Conservation Area boundaries, recommending that the Newcastle City Centre HCA be replaced with a range of smaller HCAs based on shared development history and/or built character.
  • Further adjustment of boundaries to remove land within the original study area that does not contribute to heritage significance.
  • Amendments to planning controls to reflect heritage conservation best practice, consistent with our approach for other HCAs across Newcastle.

Thanks for having your say!

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission. Feedback closed 5pm Monday 18 December 2023.

We're currently reviewing your feedback and will report back soon.