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Medowie Place Plan

Just half an hour from the City of Newcastle,15 minutes from Raymond Terrace and 20 minutes to the Tomaree Peninsula, the rural village of Medowie is growing fast. Known as the Place of Tall Trees, the open space and bushland setting are central to the identity of the place. Medowie is located on the edge Grahamstown Dam and is surrounded by open bushland, the Medowie State Conservation Area, the Tilligerry State Conservation Area and the Moffatt Swamp Nature Reserve. Medowie provides a wide range of local community and sporting facilities and is within close proximity to key employment areas like Williamtown, Raymond Terrace and Newcastle.

The Medowie Place Plan recognises the values and priorities of the Medowie community. It has been designed to support the Medowie Planning Strategy by identifying additional opportunities for residential development, employment lands and public infrastructure.

Public exhibition

On 25 October 2022, Council resolved to exhibit the draft Medowie Place Plan. This draft plan was developed after significant community consultation and aims to improve the liveability and wellbeing of the Medowie community.

The draft Place Plan document will be on exhibition from 1 November to 30 November 2022 and available at:

  • Council Administration Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace
  • Medowie Community Centre, 44 Ferodale Road, Medowie
  • Raymond Terrace Library, 18a Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace
  • Tomaree Library & Community Centre, 7 Community Place, Salamander Bay
Key documents
Submission survey
To make it easier to lodge a submission, we have a short survey that will help us understand your opinion about the draft Medowie Place Plan, specifically the proposed actions in the Plan that aim to make Medowie a better place to Live, Work, and Recreate. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey, your feedback is appreciated. Click here to access the survey
Key engagements

Council officers will be available to answer your questions about the Medowie Place Plan at the following locations:

  • Medowie Markets – Saturday 12 November 2022, Bull 'n' Bush Hotel, Ferodale Road, 8am to 12:30pm
  • Medowie Town Centre (grassed area in front of Magic Noodle) –  Thursday 24 November 2022, Ferodale Road, 4pm to 8pm

Place plan engagement timeline

Engagement Timeline

Overview of planning for Medowie

The ideas that underpin the draft Medowie Place Plan have been developed over a period of time through community consultation. Two major components of the place planning process that have informed the place plan document have been the development of the Liveability Index for Medowie (2020) and the Medowie Planning Strategy (2016).

Liveability score

In September 2020, we teamed up with Place Score to complete our first-ever place census. Over 3,700 people across the LGA, including people who live, play and visit Medowie, told us what they value and how they rate their neighbourhood. The survey results helped us identify the priorities for the Medowie community and plan accordingly

Download the Liveability index for Medowie to learn more about what the residents value most in this area.

Medowie Planning Strategy

The Medowie Planning Strategy provides local direction for land use planning and sustainable growth over the next 20 years. It follows the identification of Medowie as a growth area in the Port Stephens Planning Strategy and the Hunter Regional Plan.

The Medowie Planning Strategy was adopted by Council in December 2016. The Strategy is guided by five key principles as well as a number of actions.

You can view the Medowie Planning Strategy here.

Place plan projects

Watch this space to see the progress of the projects driven by the Medowie Place Plan.

Community grants

Our funding program gives eligible individuals, artists, community organisations, not-for-profits, businesses, students and others the opportunity to apply for funds to deliver initiatives that make a real difference to local communities and our region. These funding programs play a pivotal role in building capacity by supporting initiatives that enhance the social, cultural, environmental and economic life of our communities.

The Medowie Place Plan provides lots of inspiration for projects that would qualify under the grants program. Visit our Grants page for more information.

Contact us

Contact our Place Planning Project Manager on 4988 0402 or via email on to arrange a time to talk about your place planning idea or project.