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 beautiful landscaped piazza, kids corner, scooter track and eclectic shopping - The Station's temporary activation is all about creativity and pop-up fun in a unique heritage setting.
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.
SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP
The Station is home to great shopping (think jewellery, clothing, homewares, giftwares and art), plus galleries and creative workshop spaces. Our retail hub is buzzing with creative local businesses - pop in for a browse!
PLAY ON THE PIAZZA
The Station has a fun kids corner including a huge snake and frog, balancing obstacles, a 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.
BOOK A SPACE
The Station has a huge outdoor event piazza, and an indoor studio space perfect for smaller activities like yoga, pop-up fitness and play. Bookings are open, and enquiries are always welcome. Do you have an event you'd like to bring to life at The Station?
JOIN OUR RETAIL HUB
Looking for a space to showcase your wares? Pop-up at The Station! We offer flexible lease opportunities and a low-risk testing ground, all within an incredible heritage space adjacent to the waterfront and Newcastle CBD.
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 being 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 attract visitors and locals;
A memorable destination that adds vibrancy to the broader city with regular events, both big and small;
A place with community heart - where people can share, create and celebrate; and
A destination for people to gather and meet to enjoy food and beverage offerings.