Community to shape development at Honeysuckle


Novocastrians have been given the chance to share ideas about one of the city’s most popular suburbs.

The Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) launched a community engagement campaign last month in a bid to hear from residents about what they would like from the final development lands remaining in Honeysuckle.

HCCDC Acting Chief Executive Valentina Misevska said the engagement was an important part of the final stages of planning.

“Honeysuckle’s transformation has been a long-term project for us and it’s important that as we approach the end of the project, we continue to focus on what the city needs and what the community wants,” she said.

“Our engagement is about seeking input from our community on how they want to see the final development in the precinct emerge, with a special focus on environmental, social and economic outcomes.

“There are three hectares of land remaining and we want to ensure we are creating great places where people want to spend time, and showcase Newcastle as a smart, liveable and sustainable global city.”

Ms Misevska added she wanted to ensure the project contributes to the community and Newcastle’s development.

The community engagement program will go until Sunday 18 October and include a digital ideas wall, online survey, and focus group discussion.

“Through this engagement process, we will gather important feedback to help us understand emerging themes of interest and importance from the community’s perspective,” Ms Misevska said.

“We will use this information to guide our decision making for the project and inform the future divestment process.”

For more information about the project, visit the HCCDC website.

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