Newcastle's first metropolitan plan has been released, setting out a strategy to attract more businesses and skilled workers, and to maximise the commercial business opportunities of the Port of Newcastle and Newcastle’s expanding airport.
The strategy, the first metropolitan plan to be prepared outside a capital city in Australia, sets out Greater Newcastle’s vision to be an inter-connected lifestyle city with a strong emphasis on liveability, local jobs within 30 minutes of home, and ready access to open space and recreation areas.
The Plan sets out strategies and actions that will drive sustainable growth across Cessnock City, Lake Macquarie City, Maitland City, Newcastle City and Port Stephens communities, which together make up Greater Newcastle.
The Plan also supports the vision set in the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 - for the Hunter to be the leading regional economy in Australia with a vibrant new metropolitan city at its heart.
The Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan is available here.