Honeysuckle HQ Elevated waterfront – Artist Impression

A remarkable opportunity to shape Newcastle’s future CBD on the last remaining waterfront site in this thriving, urban city. 


On behalf of Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC), Colliers International is delighted to invite Registrations of Interest (ROI) for Honeysuckle HQ, comprising Honeysuckle Quays and Honeysuckle Quarter. 

A three-hectare site, Honeysuckle HQ is the last waterfront opportunity in Newcastle and is positioned opposite the city’s multi-modal transport interchange, established professional hub and the broader cultural and education precinct. The strategically positioned gateway site is situated at the intersection of Hannell Street and Honeysuckle Drive in Newcastle’s emerging CBD. 

As part of Placemaking NSW, HCCDC is excited to present an unprecedented placemaking opportunity for proponents to take advantage of the regionalisation trend and a strong market to partner with government in the delivery of a landmark project.

This exceptional 3.28 ha* parcel of land with mixed-use zoning is poised to become the ‘go-to’ precinct where professionals, locals and tourists can work, live and play.

Exciting and unique offerings will come together to create an iconic destination where the city meets the water.

Honeysuckle Quays is an 21,800sqm* waterfront Site zoned B4 Mixed Use, with the adjacent reserve zoned RE1 Public Recreation. Development controls include maximum heights ranging from 30-45 metres and floor space ratios (FSR) ranging from 4:1 to 5:1, offering a potential gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 95,650sqm. Honeysuckle Quays represents the last remaining waterfront development site capable of various complementary uses given its
flexible zoning.

Honeysuckle Quarter is a 11,500sqm* gateway Site zoned B3 Commercial Core. Development controls include a maximum height of 90 metres and a commercial FSR of 8.0:1, offering a potential GFA of up to 92,000sqm*. Honeysuckle Quarter provides an opportunity to shape the future of the Newcastle CBD and give scale to this unrivalled placemaking opportunity.

An unrivalled opportunity to create the heart of social, cultural and economic activity.

160 kilometres north of Sydney, Newcastle is the economic hub of the Hunter Region. 

As Australia’s seventh largest city with diverse industries, the Newcastle region attracts a broad and skilled workforce, with the average household income 20% above the Australian average. 

Once a ‘steel city’, Newcastle is now a smart, liveable and sustainable city, with major economic contributors shifting to service sectors and new industries. Home to 167,363 people, the Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA) supports 102,800 jobs and has an annual economic output of $18.2 billion. 

The broader Hunter Region is home to over 745,000 people and produces an economic output of around $57billion, making it a major economic powerhouse underpinned by traditional industries, as well as emerging industries including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defence, tourism and energy. 

Hospitality and retail

B3 and B4 zoning

Waterfront dining

Waterfront promenade

Light Rail

Sunrise over Newcastle

Surf culture

Oldest wine-making region in Australia

Abundance of local bars and eateries

Honeysuckle HQ is the final piece in the redevelopment of Newcastle’s Honeysuckle foreshore. The site is divided by the newly constructed Honeysuckle Drive to create two distinct parcels, Honeysuckle Quays and Honeysuckle Quarter.

Honeysuckle Quays

The last remaining waterfront development site, Honeysuckle Quays is located on the northern side of Honeysuckle Drive, at the Hannell Street intersection, within the Honeysuckle precinct of the Newcastle CBD. The 2.14 ha* site boasts mixed-use zoning and a potential gross floor area of approximately 96,650sqm.

Honeysuckle Quarter

Honeysuckle Quarter is strategically positioned to support Newcastle’s emerging CBD on the southern side of Honeysuckle Drive, at the Hannell Street intersection. With 1.14 ha* of commercial-zoned land, Honeysuckle Quarter may have up to 90m high buildings and approximately 91,200sqm of potential gross floor area.

Now open for Registrations of Interest.

Honeysuckle HQ, comprising Honeysuckle Quays and Honeysuckle Quarter, is being offered to the Market for sale via a process to ensure the future development demonstrates a high benchmark for quality placemaking and design outcomes, that celebrate the integration between built form, public domain and the attractive waterfront.

More information on the ROI process here

To help communicate the project vision and objectives, the Chief Executive of Placemaking NSW will conduct information sessions. The format of these sessions will be developed in response to demand and potential COVID restrictions. Proponents wishing to participate in these sessions will need to notify Colliers International by 8 October 2021.

To find out more about this opportunity, attend an information session, or start the Registration of Interest process, please fill in this form.

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