Urban Growth and Decline in Newcastle. By Lotus Killerby. Urban sprawl. Inner Newcastle city area was the centre of the original settlement (port activities) Settlement also occurred around the mining areas creating suburban growth These areas finally joined up as the area grew
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and Decline in Newcastle
By Lotus Killerby
The NSW Government will transform and revitalise Newcastle's city centre to boost economic activity, making Newcastle a more vibrant place for locals and visitors, and reinforcing its role as a 21st century regional centre. A strategy has been announced with a range of initiatives and an implementation plan to help drive urban renewal and improve links between the city centre and its waterfront.
The initiatives will revitalise Hunter Street with activity focused on three key hubs to form a dynamic city centre offering a range of experiences for the wider region and eight new crossings to link the city centre with the foreshore.
Significant upgrades are planned for Wheeler Place and Hunter Street Mall, with a new transport interchange to be built at Wickham to serve the city's emerging commercial hub, providing more travel options and better connectivity for people outside Newcastle. New retail, residential and leisure activities across these different precincts will stimulate the city centre and surrounding areas
a) An aging population and so
b) A decline in reproduction rates
c) Less people moving into the areas
d) Declining employment opportunities
e) Declining retail outlets – retail sectors moving into large suburban/regional shopping centres such as Garden City, Charlestown Square, Glendale etc. As a result,