Revitalisation through activation, transport, green spaces and culture
Led by the City of Newcastle Council, the aim of the project were to arrest the decline of Hunter Street and to bring about revitalisation by way of 4 sets of principles: street activation via strategic urban design, a better integrated transport network, a system of green spaces or corridors and connecting cultural aspects with community use and future desires.
Scott Carver completed the Contextual and Strategic Framework reports for the Hunter Street Revitalisation Masterplan in Newcastle, NSW.
The Contextual Framework brings together a succinct set of determining factors which influence the future development of the City, including the effects of a large mine subsidence footprint and substantial peak maximum flood, and the existing rail line which creates a barrier for connecting Hunter Street to the foreshore. The Strategic Framework suggests possibilities for remediation and revitalisation for four identified precincts: West End (Wickham), Civic, Central (Mall) and the East End.
Main Street + Surrounding Precinct
Revitalisation through street activation via strategic urban design, integrated transport, a system of green spaces/ corridors and connecting cultural aspects with community use and future desires.