• City of Newcastle

City explores public space connecting the Harbour and the Cathedral

A new public space, inspired by Rome’s Spanish Steps, is proposed as part of the redevelopment of Hunter Street Mall and Iris Capital’s East End and in the process create a stunning view corridor of Christ Church Cathedral from Newcastle foreshore.


The ‘Stairway to Heaven’ concept, first developed fourteen years ago by a group of prominent Novocastrian architects, proposes to link Christ Church Cathedral to the Harbour via a grand staircase.

The plan seeks to open-up connections and view lines from Newcastle foreshore and the Hunter Street Mall to Christ Church Cathedral, aligning with long held strategic objectives of the City of Newcastle and the Revitalising N