The popular Honeysuckle car park has officially closed.Workers in the Honeysuckle area are returning after Easter to a parking headache.
The temporary car park at 21 Honeysuckle Drive was closed on Tuesday morning in preparation for work tostarton the Lume development. The closureremoves morethan 250 car spaces from the busy west end of town.
Workers have been encouraged to use Newcastle City Council Park and Ride andpublic transport.
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NEW LOOK: Construction is set to commence on Lume apartment complex at Honeysuckle.
Hunter Development Corporation (HDC)chief executive Michael Cassel has described the impending commencement of construction onDoma Group’s Lume apartments as “the next stage of evolution of the Honeysuckle precinct”.
Construction on the waterfront development at 21 Honeysuckle Drive is set to begin next month.
It willmean the closure ofthetemporary 257-space car park on the siteand Mr Cassel encouraged commuters“to think about parking alternatives”, including using Newcastle City Council Park and Ride andpublic transport.
“Elevated design standards” would be delivered by Doma Group, according to Mr Cassel, who saidthe quick take-up of Lume apartments last year demonstrated“that people want to live in homes with superior architecture and in unparalleled waterfront locations”.
“Newcastle is in the middle of unprecedented growth and change,”Mr Cassell said.
“HDC is in a unique position to influence design standards through the sale process and I think the community will be really impressed with how21 Honeysuckle Driveeventuates.
Honeysuckle car park closes for Lume construction to begin “SUPERIOR DESIGN”: Lume will include an on-site concierge, infinity pool and gymnasium as well as uninterrupted, never-to-be-built-out harbour views.
WATERFRONT LIVING: Lume will have uninterrupted, never-to-be-built-out harbour views.
TweetFacebookWe see Honeysuckle and the Bathers Way as premium waterfront destinations that will rival Eastern beaches walks, like the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.
Michael Cassel, Hunter Development Corporation chief executive
Lumewill comprise144 apartments, which will be a mixof one, two and three bedrooms, and 10 two-level town homes. Prices startedat$450,000 for south-facing one-bedroom apartments andscaled up to between $2 million and $3 million for the town homes.
The complex will includean on-site concierge, infinity pool, gymnasium and residents’ meeting room as well as uninterrupted, never-to-be-built-out harbour views.
Buyers for the waterfront development were local, interstate and international.
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Mr Cassel said the sale of Honeysuckle sites allowedHDC to“focus on the next exciting stage of Honeysuckle” and in the coming months it would be working withcommunity and landscape consultants to create a public domain plan that stretches from Worth Place through to Fig Tree park.
“Over the years we have engaged with the community on public domain planning and we will do this again shortly as part of the process,” he said.
“It’s important we get this right, and now we also have new benchmarks for public spaces, like Market Street Lawn.
“We see Honeysuckle and the Bathers Way as premium waterfront destinations that will rival Eastern beaches walks, like the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.”
A city-wide parking map for commuters can be found atwww.revitalisingnewcastle.nsw.gov.au/parking.