Artist's impression of Foreshore Park amenities

New amenities concept for Foreshore Park unveiled

City of Newcastle is now inviting tenders for a crucial aspect of its Foreshore Park revitalization project.

The aim is to secure the construction of a new amenities building for the park, a pivotal element in the broader Harbour Foreshore Masterplan.

At the heart of this comprehensive plan is the much-anticipated Livvi’s Place, an inclusive regional playground and waterplay area. Designed collaboratively with community input and in partnership with Touched by Olivia, a charity dedicated to creating inclusive playspaces nationwide, Livvi’s Place promises to be a central highlight of the Foreshore Park transformation.

The proposed amenities building will cater not only to Livvi’s Place but also to the wider Foreshore Park. It is set to feature inclusive facilities, such as unisex ambulant toilets, a dedicated parent’s change room, a changing places facility designed for those who require specialized facilities, and a convenient kiosk for visitors.

After preliminary site preparations last year, upcoming work will involve the demolition of the existing amenities block, playground, and the former frog pond site.

This step will pave the way for the subsequent stages of the Masterplan. However, the public toilets near the Train Shed will remain open for the community’s use throughout the construction period.

You can find out more about the Newcastle Harbour Foreshore Masterplan here.