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Community invited to have their say on future of Broadmeadow

Broadmeadow Place

The NSW Government and the City of Newcastle are seeking community feedback on a new shared vision for the Broadmeadow Regionally Significant growth precinct in the Hunter region.

On 12 June the Broadmeadow Place Strategy went on exhibition for 6 weeks and feedback will guide planning and development for the suburb for the next 30 years.

The project will deliver up to 20,000 new homes for 40,000 people and 15,000 jobs across more than 313 hectares including Broadmeadow, Hamilton, Hamilton East, New Lambton and Hamilton North.

At the same time, the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) is exhibiting a rezoning proposal to support the development of new homes on government-owned land.

The state-led rezoning proposal highlights how Broadmeadow will benefit from diverse and affordable housing, better public spaces, economic growth and improved sporting and tourism facilities.

NSW is the midst of a housing crisis and the rezoning proposal provides a great opportunity to plan for more homes.

The exhibition opened on 12 June and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 July.

Have your say on the Broadmeadow Place Strategy and the state-led rezoning.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said:  

“It’s important that we are looking at all opportunities for more well-located homes now and into the future and this precinct has the potential to become a shining example to communities throughout the state.

“It’s vital to have community input on the future of Broadmeadow so it can be retained as the region’s premier sport and entertainment destination, while at the same time creating a mixed-use precinct where people can live, work and play.”

Minister for the Hunter Yasmin Catley said:

“There have been lots of plans for Broadmeadow over the years so it’s great to see our government and the City of Newcastle actively leading community engagement to include our current users and future residents in this journey.

“There are significant opportunities for investment and it’s also exciting to consider how we could deliver enhanced public open space, indoor sports and leisure and aquatic facilities.”

Member for Newcastle Tim Crackanthorp said:

“This precinct will play a significant role in the region’s development over the next 30 years.

“It is crucial that the community are given the opportunity to have their voices heard.

“I encourage everyone to make a submission before the exhibition closes on 24 July.”

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said:

“We are proud to be the only council in NSW involved in this kind of a partnership with the Minns Government, ensuring early input into the strategic planning for the renewal of the precinct.

“Working with the community and considering advice from the technical experts, we will plan for Broadmeadow’s future to create a new and enhanced place for people to live in and visit.”