Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Ward 4 Councillor Matthew Byrne were joined by representatives from Wallsend Athletics Club and St Patrick’s Primary School Wallsend at Federal Park to launch community engagement on the concept design for Wallsend Active Hub.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Feedback sought for $1.5million Wallsend active hub plan

The construction of a $1.5 million ‘active hub’ in Wallsend is due to get underway in 2021, and now City of Newcastle (CoN) wants your feedback on the project’s concept design.

The plan will see Wallsend’s Federal Park transformed with an expanded play space, bike track, multi-sport courts, rebound wall, climbing wall and fitness stations. 

“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,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes 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. 

Lee Grant, president of Wallsend Athletics Club, said he was keen to see the plan come to fruition.

“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.” 

Community feedback will inform the development of a detailed design for the active hub, with construction due to begin mid-2021.  

The Wallsend Active hub is suppoted by a $500,000 grant from the State Government’s Resources for Regions program.

The concept design is open for comment until Monday 1 March 2021. Feedback can be provided here or in person at a drop-in session at Wallsend Village between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 18 February.   

Written by Newcastle Live

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