Students will investigate the impact of urban processes on inner city Newcastle. The causes of such change along with the success of such changes will be investigated and debated. Management of this environment and the various stakeholders involved will be examined.
This program investigates the changes that have occurred along the harbour foreshore and CBD along with the reasons for change. Issues such as sustainability, equity of social justice are also investigated. Students are asked to evaluate the success of such change and plan for future change.
- Site introduction including history, current use, plans and management
- Examination of change and reasons for change.
- Evaluation of the success of the renewal project in terms of sustainability, social justice and equity.
- Management Issues are investigated throughout the day.
For further information on curriculum links, program and excursion information see below or contact us.
Newcastle Harbour Foreshore and CBD
Inner City Newcastle has undergone significant change over recent decades due to the influence of urban processes, particularly along the harbour foreshore. Significant restructuring of industry, changing land use patterns and other events have led to the large-scale change and renewal for inner city Newcastle.
Syllabus outcomes and content
Stage 5 Geography outcomes
- explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments GE5-2
- analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE5-3
- assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability GE5-5
Key inquiry questions
- How does urbanisation change environments and places?
- What strategies are used to manage environmental change in urban places to enhance sustainability?
Urban settlement patterns
- investigate differences in urban settlement patterns between Australia and another country, for example:
- explanation of factors influencing urban concentration eg climate and topography, transportation networks, land use or perceptions of liveability
- assessment of the consequences of urban concentrations on the characteristics, liveability and sustainability of places
Australia’s urban future
- investigate the management and planning of Australia’s urban future, for example:
- explanation of strategies used to create economically, socially and environmentally sustainable urban places
- proposal of ways for individuals and communities to contribute to a sustainable urban future
Learning across the curriculum
Civics and citizenship
On the day of the excursion, please go directly to the Foreshore Park (Wharf Road) which is the starting point for the day. Awabakal Environmental Education Centre teachers will meet you at the Tram Shed.
The bus pick-up point is at the corner of Honeysuckle Drive and Worth Place (Bus Zone).
What to bring
Printed workbook, clipboard and pencil.
Students should bring lunch, recess, refillable water bottle, hats, sunscreen, covered walking shoes plus any special requirements of the group (Wet weather gear when necessary). Non-aerosol insect repellent is advisable in summer.
Introduction - 10:00 am
Morning tea - 10:20 am
Walk through Newcastle and fieldwork activites - 10:30am
Lunch - 12:30pm
Walk through Newcastle and fieldwork activites - 1:00pm
Finish - 2:00pm
Students will have morning tea and lunch on the walk. They will need to bring their own food and drink as there is no time allowed for students to purchase food. This timetable is only a guide and may be adjusted.
AEEC is a NSW Department of Education school and staff are trained DoE teachers specialising in Environmental Education.
AEEC teachers rely on the participation of visiting teachers to meet recommended supervision levels. Visiting teachers are ultimately responsible for behaviour of students, students with existing medical conditions or special needs.
Medical or special needs
Please notify Awabakal Environmental Education Centre of any medical conditions or special needs that may need to be taken into consideration when planning or delivering the program. Upon booking an excursion, a form will be emailed to complete to detail any medical or special needs.
Parent / carer helpers
As our staff are Department of Education teachers we don’t require parent helpers on the day. If your school decides to bring parents, we kindly ask that you keep the number to a minimum. For safety reasons and the nature of our sites, parents will not be able to participate in activities.
Extreme or wet weather
Extreme weather conditions such as heavy rainfall, high winds and extreme bush fire danger may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled. If you have any concerns regarding the weather prior to the excursion, contact Awabakal Environmental Education Centre on 4955 8673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations less than three school weeks notice may incur an administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather or fire danger.