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. Referred to as the Place of Tall Trees, the open space and bushland setting define 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 acknowledges and responds to 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.

The Medowie Place Plan enables collaborative partnerships between residents, business and Council to deliver great place outcomes.

The Medowie Place Plan

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). Council endorsed the plan on Tuesday 11 April 2023.


Place plan projects

The community of Medowie has embraced the adopted Place Plan and are in the process of completing some amazing projects for their town.

See some of the completed projects and events below that have improved the vibrancy of the town.

It’s not too late to get involved with the next community project. We encourage you to reach out to your Town Team Leader and help us create an even better place for Medowie!

Completed Projects and Events:

See some of the completed projects and events that have improved the vibrancy of the town.

Community champions

Scott with his wife, Stacy have run their farm and cafeĢ for over 10 years and have been long term residents of Medowie, for over 23 years! Scott will be talking at the upcoming Town Teams launch day and sharing ideas, their story, their love for Medowie and their long term goals to continue serving the local community.

Scott, pictured, is a passionate member of the Medowie community, caring deeply about providing quality experiences to both residents and tourists in a sustainable way.

Image of Community Champion Scott Leech

John Tunbridge, President of Medowie Lions Club and long time resident of Medowie shares with us: "With my family, I enjoy being part of the Medowie community – and giving back to a community that's gives. Over the past 7 years, I've been a volunteer with the Lions Club because I enjoy helping people in need of assistance, and working together with other community organisations." A big thank you to John for your ongoing volunteer efforts in Medowie – we appreciate you and your amazing efforts!

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 0255 or via email on to arrange a time to talk about your place planning idea or project.