City of Newcastle (CN) engaged with the community and key stakeholders on the future of the Harbour Foreshore, including Wharf Road, Foreshore Reserve and Foreshore Park. A comprehensive community engagement program was undertaken in collaboration with consultants Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and inclusive playspace partner Touched by Olivia.

As part of our community engagement program, CN created a Community Reference Group (CRG) representing both key stakeholders and user groups of the Harbour Foreshore, along with community members of a range of ages, abilities and walks of life. The purpose of the CRG was to enable two-way communication and engagement between CN and representatives of the Newcastle community during the development of the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan.

The CRG was one element of our engagement program for enhancing the Harbour Foreshore area, complemented by other engagement activities with the broader community. Visit the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan Have Your Say webpage to learn more about our other engagement activities.

More information on the CRG, including the list of members, meeting schedules, member duties and responsibilities is available in the CRG Terms of Reference.

For further background information on the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan project view the Foreshore Park Precinct project page.