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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Wallsend to welcome new active hub

Federal Park in Wallsend will be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity under a new $1.5 million project.

Concept designs for the Wallsend Active Hub, which include an expanded play space, bike track, multi-sports courts and climbing wall, are now open for feedback.

President of Wallsend Athletics Club Lee Grant said he was excited about the opportunity to provide feedback on the new plans.

“Our club is really excited to see what’s planned for Wallsend Active Hub, which will be conveniently located near our home base,” he said.

“I have no doubt the broader Wallsend community will make great use of the proposed recreational facilities and can’t wait to see the plans come to fruition.”

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes added the new hub would likely draw visitors from both Wallsend and further afield.

“City of Newcastle identified the need to provide additional active recreation spaces in Wallsend in order to address the need for non-formal sporting facilities in the city’s western corridor,” she said.

“Wallsend Active Hub will become an asset for Newcastle’s western suburbs and is expected to attract families from outside the area, who will enjoy the mix of informal recreational spaces.”

The concept designs are open for comment until Monday 1 March.

Feedback can be provided online at the City of Newcastle website or in person at a drop-in session at Wallsend Village between 10am and 1pm this Thursday 18 February.

Community feedback will inform the development of a detailed design for the active hub, with construction due to begin by the middle of this year.

Wallsend Active Hub is supported by a $500,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.

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