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Sanctuary

Sanctuary is set to offer hundreds of new homes for residents in the Hunter region. To be exact, this $340m masterplanned, residential development will deliver over 890 new home sites for an estimated 1,300 residents by 2018.

Welcome to Sanctuary

Sanctuary is located in Newcastle’s western growth corridor, 5km from Wallsend and 15km from the Newcastle CBD. Sanctuary abuts Minmi Road.

To date 17 stages have been completed, with the final Stages 18-23 sold to a developer following an extensive public tender in late 2016.

Sanctuary estate now boasts a range of community facilities and infrastructure, including sporting fields, the Fletcher Neighbourhood Centre, perimeter bicycle and walking tracks, public art works, Aboriginal heritage parks and local parks with views to Watagan Mountain Ranges.

Sales information

All available land lots at Sanctuary have now completely SOLD OUT. 

The Sanctuary Sales Centre on Kurraka Drive has also NOW CLOSED.

For customers who have purchased land and require information about Design and Landscape Rebates, download the Design & Landscape Rebates form and email it to hunterdesignreview@landcom.nsw.gov.au

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Click the sections below to find out more about the development aspects of the Sanctuary project.

About the Sanctuary project

Sanctuary is a $340m masterplanned, residential development that will deliver in excess of 890 new home sites for an estimated 1,300 residents by 2018. Sanctuary’s masterplan design showcases Landcom’s sustainability principles in Newcastle and the Hunter region.

Sanctuary provides an important supply of quality, greenfield land and housing in Newcastle’s western growth corridor. It incorporates water sensitive urban design features, bushfire mitigation measures and indigenous cultural heritage areas.

We will deliver:

  • 855 standard residential lots over 23 stages
  • approximately 45 medium density residential lots
  • a regional sporting complex, neighbourhood centre, 10km of pedestrian and
  • bicycle pathways, two neighbourhood parks and two cultural heritage parks
  • 44ha of open space
  • a public art program
  • 4,300m2 zoned 3(b) urban core. Usage yet to be confirmed.

Environmental & Social Sustainability

Environmental sustainability

  • Water sensitive urban design, including 100,000 litre recycled water irrigation system for the playing fields and retention of surplus spoil on site for reuse 
  • Design guidelines that stipulate that all dwellings are required to have gas boosted solar hot water 
  • Retention of bushland corridors and noxious weed removal from over 44ha of open space.

Social sustainability

  • A community development program has welcomed over 400 new residents 
  • The establishment of the Sanctuary Community Group and the appointment of a community facilitator 
  • The establishment of a relationship with the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council and traditional owners and construction of two Aboriginal heritage conservation area
  • The inclusion of regional sporting facilities, a community centre, neighbourhood parks, cultural heritage parks and playgrounds 
  • A kid safe pathway constructed linking Sanctuary to the adjacent private primary and secondary school.