urban design & master planners
Existing rail corridor divides waterfront from the city
Wickham Station with high density housing, employment, plaza and retail
CLIENT: The GPT Group
SITE AREA: 150 Hectares
RESIDENTIAL: 825,000 Sq.M.
RETAIL: 70,000 Sq.M.
OFFICE: 255,000 Sq.M.
CIVITAS were the Master Planners on this major city centre/waterfront revitalization
plan. The Vision Plan celebrates the city’s greatest asset, the riverfront, by ‘restitching’ downtown to the waterfront. Key aspects of
the projects are:
• Wickham Plaza, a high density transit-oriented design (TOD) hub at the existing commuter rail terminus;
• Redesign of a former rail corridor infrastructure into a community bikeway and linear park; and,
• Mixed use redevelopment of former industrial lands improving livability in the city in a fine-grained, permeable land use pattern.
Newcastle Waterfront Vision Plan / Newcastle, NSW, Australia