Broadmeadow precinct regeneration

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Broadmeadow precinct regeneration

Opportunity for precinct redevelopment and economic growth
Early-stage proposal (Stage 1)
Location
Newcastle, NSW
Geography
Smaller cities and regional centres
Category
Social Infrastructure
Problem/Opportunity timeframe
Medium term (5-10 years)
Proposed By
City of Newcastle
Date added to the IPL
26 February 2021
Broadmeadow precinct regeneration

Opportunity

There is an opportunity to redevelop an existing sports and entertainment precinct five kilometres from the Newcastle CBD.

The existing 63-hectare precinct contains a variety of sporting facilities and serves some commercial uses. The site was first established in 1970 and most of the facilities are now reaching the end of their usable life.

The layout of the precinct and connectivity between facilities is poor. There is also an opportunity to make better use of underutilised land. 

The proposal supports NSW Government plans to regenerate Broadmeadow as a sport and entertainment precinct, to stimulate growth and change in surrounding centres and residential areas.

The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit found that in areas outside of fast-growing cities, green, blue and recreation infrastructure is often fragmented across multiple assets and expensive to maintain.

Proposal

Potential options to address the proposal include:

  • new sports infrastructure, such as fields and arenas
  • multi-purpose venues for other entertainment
  • green infrastructure for local amenity
  • residential and mixed-use development
  • accessibility improvements within the precinct.

Next steps

Proponent to develop potential investment options (Stage 2 of Infrastructure Australia’s Assessment Framework).