Fort Wallace, Stockton, NSW

Fort Wallace, Stockton

About Fort Wallace, Stockton

Located moments from Stockton Beach, the former Fort Wallace site in Stockton will attract residents who want to enjoy the great outdoors and live in quality housing that corresponds to the natural environment.

The Fort Wallace planning proposal was endorsed by Newcastle City Council on 26 March 2019. The NSW Minister for Planning gazetted the Planning Proposal in September 2019 and the amended Newcastle Local Environmental Plan took effect. 

As DHA undertakes housing developments to support Defence operational requirements, the timing and strategy for delivery of any project is dependent on Defence’s operational requirements.  These requirements are yet to be finalised in the Newcastle region, and as such, project timelines and strategy are yet to be determined.

Fast facts

  • Three-minute ferry ride from Stockton Wharf to Newcastle CBD, or about 17 kilometres by road
  • Close to shops, primary schools and community facilities
  • Close proximity to jobs at RAAF Base Williamtown, Kooragang Island and Newcastle CBD


Notification for Public Consultation under EPBC Act for the Fort Wallace Heritage Management Plan

The former Fort Wallace Defence site located in Stockton, NSW is a complex heritage site rich with natural and cultural values.
The site has been recognised as a place with natural and cultural value and has been included in the Commonwealth Heritage List (CHL) 2004.
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) prepared a draft replacement Heritage Management Plan for Fort Wallace. Under paragraph 341S(6)(b) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Defence Housing Australia (DHA) welcomed comments on the draft replacement Heritage Management Plan from members of the public, Indigenous People with rights and interests to the place, key stakeholders and community groups by close of business, 9 November 2021.

The Draft Heritage Management Plan can be downloaded here: 

  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Assessment Report
  • HMP Fort Wallace - Vol 1
  • HMP Fort Wallace - Vol 2 

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Development details

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Type Land
Location Stockton, NSW
Size  31.75 hectares
Status Project on hold

This website lists our planned and completed housing developments. Some have not received final approvals. While we strive to provide correct information, given the nature of the development and construction process some of the housing developments listed may change or not proceed.