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Broadmeadow’s future mapped for the next 30 years

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The NSW Government welcomes the City of Newcastle releasing a bold vision for Broadmeadow to outline how housing, employment opportunities and public spaces are developed over the next 30 years.

Council’s draft Broadmeadow Place Strategy envisages the revitalisation of a 313-hectare precinct, 3km west of Newcastle’s CBD, with up to 20,000 new homes and 15,000 jobs while retaining Broadmeadow as the region’s premier sport and entertainment destination.  

To support the supply of new housing, the NSW Government will shortly release rezoning plans for consultation that proposes the development of new homes on identified government-owned land as part of the first stage.

Together, NSW Government and the City of Newcastle are preparing for major urban renewal given Broadmeadow’s central location, public transport, government-owned land and large industrial sites. The plans will outline how government-owned land can be utilised so that more housing, including affordable and diverse housing, is available for the people of the Hunter region.

Broadmeadow is well known as a leisure destination and this project builds on significant sport, entertainment, leisure and recreation opportunities that will attract major events to Newcastle with high-quality public transport so the people that live and visit can move around safely and easily.

NSW is the midst of a housing crisis and the draft Broadmeadow Place Strategy provides a great opportunity to plan for more homes.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said “This collaborative approach to create a vision for the Broadmeadow precinct from different levels of government is about securing more housing and a better future for Newcastle.

“We have been working with council on these complementary plans and I encourage the community to have its say when they go on exhibition.”

Minister for the Hunter Yasmin Catley said “Broadmeadow has unparalleled potential to deliver tens of thousands of new homes and jobs for the Hunter.

“The place strategy proposes a liveable and growing community which will stimulate development, encourage population growth and provide new investment opportunities.”

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said "Broadmeadow offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver vital affordable housing, jobs and infrastructure to support our housing strategy, as well as access to quality public open spaces and improved leisure facilities right in the heart of Newcastle.”

The draft Broadmeadow Place Strategy will go to a vote of councillors at the next council meeting and if approved, will go on public exhibition.


For more information visit the Broadmeadow Place Strategy at