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Have your say on the future of Broadmeadow

Locals are being encouraged to share their feedback on a plan for renewal in Broadmeadow.

The Broadmeadow Place Strategy, which was unveiled today, will be on public exhibition for six weeks, providing a platform for the community to influence the suburb’s development trajectory over the next 30 years.

The ambitious strategy outlines the creation of up to 20,000 new homes to accommodate 40,000 residents and generate 15,000 jobs across a sprawling 313-hectare area.

This significant growth will encompass the suburbs of Broadmeadow, Hamilton, Hamilton East, New Lambton, and Hamilton North. The City of Newcastle emphasizes the importance of this initiative in addressing the region’s housing shortage while fostering economic growth and enhancing local amenities.

“This precinct will play a significant role in the region’s development over the next 30 years,” Member for Newcastle Tim Crackanthorp said.

“It is crucial that the community are given the opportunity to have their voices heard.”

The Department of Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure (DPHI) has also proposed a rezoning plan to facilitate the development of new homes on Government-owned land within Broadmeadow.

This state-led proposal aims to deliver diverse and affordable housing options, improve public spaces, and boost the local economy through upgraded sporting and tourism facilities. The plan is seen as a critical step towards alleviating NSW’s ongoing housing crisis.

Residents can view and comment on the exhibition from June 12 until 5 pm on Wednesday, July 24. To have your say online visit newcastle.nsw.gov.au and planningportal.nsw.gov.au.