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Metropolitan planning for Greater Newcastle

The draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036 was exhibited from 30 November 2017 until 28 February 2018. 


Thank you to everyone who had their say.


This feedback will help drive long term, sustainable growth across the Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens local government areas of Australia’s seventh largest city.


The Hunter Regional Plan 2036 set the vision for the Hunter to be the leading regional economy in Australia with a vibrant new metropolitan city at its heart.


This first-ever Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan aims to deliver a collaborative framework to achieve a significant part of the regional plan by identifying the strategies and actions needed to create an integrated metropolitan city as well as and prioritise infrastructure and services needed in catalyst areas.


The draft vision for Greater Newcastle is:

  • Australia’s newest and emerging economic and lifestyle city, acknowledged globally
  • as a dynamic and entrepreneurial city, with a globally competitive economy and the excitement of the inner city and green suburban communities
  • as a place that offers great lifestyles minutes from beaches or bushland, the airport or universities, and from the port to the lake
  • as a national leader in the new economy, with collaborative governance that makes it a model to others in creating and adapting to change.

Delivering the Hunter Regional Plan 2036

The draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan aligns with the vision and goals of the Hunter Regional Plan 2036.


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View the draft GNMP

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