Hunter Street campus upgrade

TWIN PEAKS: Newcastle Technical College and Trades Hall in their original glory. The buildings are set to be restored.

TWIN PEAKS: Newcastle Technical College and Trades Hall in their original glory. The buildings are set to be restored.

Newcastle’s Hunter Street TAFE campus is set for an upgrade with two historic buildings slated for restoration work in a jointly-funded project by the NSW Government.  

The two heritage listed buildings – Newcastle Technical College and Trades Hall – which were constructed between 1894 and 1896 respectively – will be returned to their former glory as part of the Finance Minister’s Stonework Program.

The program  is to safeguard the state’s oldest sandstone buildings and also preservethe specialist skills and expertise required to perform intricate maintenance work. 

A team of stonemasons from the Government’s Heritage Stoneworks department will use sandstone harvested from Pyrmont.