Project Description



The Empire Hotel is a local heritage building that has fallen into disrepair and become a place for anti-social activities. It is located at the western gateway to Newcastle’s CBD and could be an important part of improving this key vantage point.

The SEE examined options for the site’s future use, particularly restoration versus demolition and redevelopment. The latter was found to be the preferred option and the accompanying application was then approved by Newcastle City Council.



Hunter Development Corporation

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