The Station in Newcastle’s historic East End is set to undergo an exciting transformation marking a pivotal moment in the city’s evolution.

Zoned for tourism and hospitality, this unique 1 hectare site with development opportunity aims to breathe new life into the former train station, leveraging its prime location close to the harbour, beach, public transport, and growing residential market.

Already a cherished hub for social and cultural activities, The Station encapsulates the allure of Newcastle — an enviable lifestyle, a thriving economy, and a flourishing tourism scene. It uniquely combines historic structures, a spacious landscaped piazza, and a coveted city location with stunning views of the waterfront.

With a long-term lease of up to 99 years available, the plan for The Station is to create a dynamic place where there is always something happening. The idea of a ‘must-visit’ destination that attracts both locals and visitors and positively contributes to the identity and culture of the city.

A cultural treasure

The captivating ensemble of buildings that make up The Station stand as a premier showcase of Victorian architecture. The heritage buildings feature meticulously restored exteriors that mirror Newcastle’s prosperity and rich transport legacy and provide 1,755 sqm of floorspace prime for repurposing into a truly special destination offering.

Serving as a testament to a bygone era, The Station is an iconic emblem of the regional rail expansion into New South Wales. Crafted in 1858, its initial buildings marked a revolutionary chapter offering unprecedented access to and from Newcastle.

A magnetic region for tourists

Boasting a world-class coastline with pristine beaches, picturesque landscapes, renowned wineries and major events, the Hunter region attracts millions of tourists annually.

With beautiful natural surroundings and a vibrant cultural identity, Newcastle — the region’s economic hub and an award-winning “Top Tourist Town” — is the jewel of the Hunter, offering a thriving food, culture and arts scene, in an idyllic coast-meets-city location.

An enviable city to live, work, and invest

Recent infrastructure investments in Newcastle have fueled growth in hotels, residential, and commercial development and the city boasts a skilled workforce, flourishing start-up sector and expertise in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defence, tourism, and energy.

The city is a go-to hub for dining, entertainment, and major events and home to a range of cultural venues, galleries and hospitality offerings. The city’s airport, the second busiest in New South Wales, is undergoing a $240 million expansion to offer direct international flights and cater to the growing number of travelers to and from the region; and cruise ships are regularly seen docked in the beautiful Newcastle harbour. 

Known as one of the most desirable places in Australia to live, Newcastle is a city in which developers have been channelling substantial investments realising its rare and unique value proposition.

A rare long-term lease opportunity

The extended lease at The Station presents a unique opportunity to revitalise 1 hectare of Newcastle’s heritage.

Less than 200m from two light rail stops, 360m to Newcastle Beach and overlooking Newcastle Harbour foreshore – The Station is a chance to transform, manage and operate a heritage icon and make a lasting impact on the region.

The site’s zoning opens up possibilities for an extensive array of commercial activities, with flexibility for the establishment of new and diverse businesses.

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