About the project
Property and Development NSW is selling the Intertrade site (previously part of the former BHP Steelworks site) at 99 Selwyn Street, Mayfield.
The three-stage divestment process will help identify the best opportunities to transform the site for innovative new uses, which could include advanced manufacturing, cleantech and green energy, or defence industries, that will deliver economic benefits to Newcastle and the Hunter region, in particular job growth and investment.
Following the successful and highly competitive Registrations of Interest and Expressions of Interest campaigns earlier this year, the Government issued Requests for Tender to shortlisted parties to submit their final detailed proposal.
Requests for Tender closed on Friday 2nd September 2022 and are currently being assessed.
Property and Development NSW owns the Intertrade site which is strategically located adjacent to Newcastle Harbour in Mayfield and was part of the former BHP Steelworks site. The site comprises an area of approximately 52 hectares and is largely unimproved, except for some existing structures (some of which have heritage value) and roads and sewerage infrastructure.
The site has been extensively remediated in accordance with a voluntary management plan regulated by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.
Proposals are being evaluated against strict criteria by a panel comprising representatives from multiple government agencies. The criteria include how the proposal will contribute to the Government's strategic objectives for Newcastle and the Hunter region, including the creation of jobs and investment in the local community.