City of Newcastle (CN) is undertaking a review of the existing Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle East heritage conservation areas (HCAs). We aim to identify the heritage value and the merits for heritage protection in the area. The buildings, streets, and precincts of these two HCAs have experienced significant change brought about by the recent economic revitalisation of Newcastle City Centre.

CN recently sought feedback from the community about which streets, buildings and places within Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle East HCAs have heritage significance and/or contribute to Newcastle's cultural identity.

During the engagement, we sought feedback from the community on:

  • which streets, buildings and precincts in the study area should have continued heritage protection and which don't require protection
  • which buildings and places in the study area are most significant and contribute to Newcastle's cultural identity
  • suggestions for grouping together and naming precincts in the study area which have a shared development history and/or built character.

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

Thanks for having your say!

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback via our interactive map, quick poll or online submission form. Feedback has now closed. Read the Engagement Reports to find out what we heard.

Next steps

The project team has reviewed all feedback received and prepared a Draft Report outlining CN's recommendations and any proposed changes to HCA boundaries or new heritage items. The Draft Report is being placed on public exhibition from 6 November to 18 December 2023. For more information visit the Have Your Say webpage.