ALL ABOARD - THE STATION
The 'Great Place' winner at the Planning Institute of Australia Awards 2021.
With a grand outdoor event space on the former railway platform, a new landscaped piazza, kids corner and scooter track, heritage charm and eclectic shopping - there's something for everyone at The Station.
Do you run a business that kids and families love to visit? Pop-up at The Station! We’re offering flexible lease opportunities and a low-risk testing ground, all within an incredible heritage space adjacent to the waterfront and Newcastle CBD.
PLAY SPACE ON THE PIAZZA
The Station has a fun new kids corner including a huge snake and frog, balancing obstacles, a new scooter track, handball courts and hopscotch! There's plenty of open space for the kids to run wild, misting tracks to skip through, and the 'Flyer' train to climb aboard.
SHOP AT THE STATION
The Station is home to great shopping (think jewellery, clothing, homewares, baby goods, giftwares and art), plus galleries and creative workshop spaces. Our retail hub is buzzing with creative local businesses - pop in for a browse!
PIAZZA & PICNIC LAWN
The Station's community Piazza has plenty of room for events, scooting and outdoor fun! It features cooling 'misting tracks', a band stand, kids corner and interpretive design elements celebrating the sites European and Aboriginal history.
BOOK A SPACE
The Station has a huge outdoor event platform, a brand new piazza, and a variety of internal spaces perfect for smaller activities. Bookings are open, and enquiries are always welcome. Do you have an event you'd like to bring to life at The Station?
'THE FLYER' TRAIN
The Flyer is an interactive interpretation of the iconic Newcastle Flyer express steam train that ran between Newcastle and Sydney from 1929 until 1970. The public art installation on The Station's platform has lighting and interactive sounds - and is a big hit with kids and families (as well as rail enthusiasts alike)!
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.