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Honeysuckle Foreshore along which the Honeysuckle Placemaking projects are located. Photograph by Liz Kalaf


'Honeysuckle Placemaking' is a collection of five placemaking projects located within the honeysuckle precinct.

These projects have been designed in collaboration with PHD students, Academics and Alumni of the University of Newcastle.

The projects are an experimental investigation into activating underutilised spaces along the Honeysuckle foreshore. The temporary interventions provide facilities for the public to engage with, be entertained by and explore. The projects aim to attract local residents, tourists and visitors from greater Newcastle.

These projects will be evaluated for their effectiveness using activity mapping; collecting data on interaction and behaviour usage*.

The successes and shortfalls of the project will be provided to the Hunter Development Corporation to inform future placemaking projects.

The project is funded the New South Wales Government and managed by the Hunter Development Corporation. 

*This project has ethics approval though Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and operates in accordance with the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007