Setting the scene:
Helping bring about this change is the NSW Government’s $500 million commitment to kick-start the historic CBD. The old railway having been removed, “town” – as the locals call the city centre – is now totally integrated with its harbour, with a transport interchange between the heavy and light rail at Wickham, just two kilometres west.
Visitors coming from further afield can fly into Newcastle Airport, which has international capabilities, meaning overseas flights are on the cards in the near future.
Obviously being on the coast, ships service the region too, with a multi-million dollar cruise terminal set to open on the harbour in 2018.