City of Newcastle has revealed its plans for an upgraded Stevenson Park.
Newcastle lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes met with residents at the popular Mayfield West park on Friday to unveil a masterplan the area.
Priorities identified in the plan include more parking, a new playground, a fenced off-leash dog area, new footpaths to increase accessibility and upgrades to existing sporting infrastructure.
“This masterplan will deliver on our shared vision of Stevenson Park as a welcoming and inclusive community meeting place that offers quality sports facilities within a parkland setting, provides multifunctional spaces that promote social interaction and active lifestyles," Cr Nelmes said.
The finalised masterplan and playground concept paves the way for the council to deliver the upgrades the Mayfield West community has long advocated for, Cr Nelmes said.
The council has $150,000 set aside in the 2018/19 budget to commence work.
It put a draft masterplan on public exhibition in October, after first flagging plans to upgrade facilities at the park in early last year.
Cr Nelmes said staff has conducted community engagement to shape the masterplan.
"Our City of Newcastle staff are to be commended for undertaking an exemplary and very thorough engagement process that has given the Mayfield West community real ownership of the upgrades that will flow from the site masterplan,” she said.
Cr White said the Stevenson Park Masterplan would see the hard work and advocacy of the Mayfield West community come to fruition.
“I want to congratulate the Friends of Stevenson Park and the broader Mayfield West community for their strong advocacy and hard work," she said.
"We listened to your concerns and we’re getting on with the job of upgrading Stevenson Park for all local residents and visitors to enjoy.
“This masterplan will see Stevenson Park become one of the premier sport and recreation facilities across the City of Newcastle.”