THE HISTORIC STATION
The Station is a unique destination in the heart of Newcastle with a grand outdoor event piazza on the former railway platform, and a vibrant mix of local retailers.
There's something for everyone with an eclectic shopping hub (think books, jewellery, homewares and art), the Wildflower City cafe, and a local artisans workshop and gallery. The platform is also home to a pop-up kids corner, scooter track, and 'The Flyer' train.
As COVID-19 continues to change the way we live, work and play - The Station's footprint is also changing to best manage public safety.
For now, this means we've temporarily removed access to the public platform, scooter track and kids corner, and all events at The Station have been postponed. You'll also see changes to the way our retailers are operating, including reduced trading hours for Make Space, and temporary shopfront closures for Wildflower City and Secret Book Stuff, with an increased focus on online activities.
Activation and events will continue at an appropriate time in accordance with public health orders. Until then we thank you for your patience and understanding, and for continuing to support our Station retailers and independent creatives wherever possible during this time.
The Station's footprint has been reduced, and our shops are changing the way they're operating. Wherever you can, please keep supporting our Station retailers through their online activities.
The space between The Station's former bus depot and Market Street Lawn is being transformed into a vibrant new public space!
The Station has a huge 3,500m2 outdoor piazza, and a variety of internal spaces perfect for smaller activities. Whilst all events are currently on hold, we'd still love to hear your ideas for later down the track when events are back in business.
VISION & OBJECTIVES
Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation owns and manages The Station, and invites you to be part of this special journey.
While an exciting long-term use is planned, The Station's temporary activation is all about trying new things and having fun with new activities, events and opportunities. Our vision for this is underpinned by an important goal: to attract people time and time again. So, we are aiming to create a dynamic destination with must-visit tenancies and events that create a vibrant, innovative and interesting destination for the community.
The objectives for The Station's temporary activation are to create:
- a must-visit destination with complementing and vibrant tenancies that regularly attracts visitors and locals;
- a memorable destination that adds vibrancy to the broader city with regular events, both big and small;
- a place with a community heart where people can share, create and celebrate; and
- a destination for people to gather and meet to enjoy food and beverage offerings.