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The New South Wales budget will fund a plan for the sports and entertainment district of Hunter Park in Broadmeadow for an additional two years.Newcastle Herald

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The Government of New South Wales will allocate $ 6.7 million to Tuesday’s budget to prepare the “final business case” for the next two years in Broadmeadow’s sports and entertainment district. Treasury Secretary Dominique Perotet said on Monday that the project would include up to 2,600 homes and more than 30 hectares of upgraded public space. He said Hunter Park could create more than 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during the “possible 12-year construction phase.” Former Sports Minister Stuart Ayres announced the site’s concept plan in July 2017 and began three months of discussions. Government agency Venues NSW said in January 2019 that it had completed Broadmeadow’s strategic business case and that the document was reviewed before it was “submitted for review by the NSW government.” The government did not release updates on the progress of the project until Planning Minister Rob Stokes revealed details at a real estate industry luncheon in Newcastle in December. Stokes told the crowd that he needed more money to complete the business case. The day before lunch, Newcastle Herald revealed the existence of a government video containing the name of Hunter Park and an animation of an elevated road that may be included on the site. The video featured a 4-star hotel, Knights’ new Center of Excellence, apartments, a new show parade ring, an indoor entertainment center, a playground, a multi-storey car park, shops and a playground. Mr Stokes said Monday that Hunter Park could accommodate 6,000 inhabitants. The Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan, announced in 2018, proposed an additional 1500 homes in Broadmeadow, but the government is now hoping for a significant increase in on-site home development. Stokes also said Hunter Park could include “leisure, aquatic and recreational facilities, as well as cycling and walking tracks.” Venue NSW Chairman Tony Shepherd said on Monday that the new business case “sharpens the focus” on the site’s past plans, including concept videos. “The district is one of our top priorities,” he said. The business plan from 2019 is “work is required from a business perspective”. “You have to focus on these things like a laser,” Shepherd said. He said replacing the old Newcastle Entertainment Center was a priority. “I went there last [Tim] Chu fought and I thought, “No, this is far less than enough for Newcastle.” “We need a much higher quality, higher capacity entertainment center that fits Newcastle’s status.” He kings developers to fund aspects of the Broadmeadow project, as the state did at Honeysuckle. He said selling the territory “is not beyond the realm of potential,” but such a decision was up to the government. Shepherd said it was a “good idea” to move New Castle Harness Racing Club trucks to Cessnock to free up Broadmeadow’s land, but New South Wales couldn’t control the club’s operations. did. The Newcastle Agricultural and Horticultural Industry Association continues to oppose abandoning the Newcastle Showground for development. “It can attract visitors from all over the country to important sporting and entertainment events,” Perotet said. Sports Minister Natalie Ward said the new funding “explores how world-class sports facilities can support the outcomes of major urban renewals.” In News Our journalists are working hard to bring the latest news in the region to the community. To continue to access trusted content:

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The New South Wales budget will fund a plan for the sports and entertainment district of Hunter Park in Broadmeadow for an additional two years.Newcastle Herald

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