New Lambton is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located in the Hunter Region. It’s roughly 6 kilometres (4 miles) west of Newcastle’s central business district. It has two commercial districts, as well as schools and other amenities. It has a population of around 10,000 people according to the 2016 Australian census.
Originally a coal mining township, New Lambton grew into a municipality before being absorbed into Greater Newcastle. The largely residential area features a nature reserve of 182 hectares (450 acres) and a prominent regional sports centre.
The suburb is unevenly formed and covers about 5.5 km2 of land (2.1 sq mi). While predominantly residential, Blackbutt Reserve, an 182 hectares (450-acre) nature reserve comprising primarily of natural bushland, occupies the whole south-western half of the neighbourhood. The east of the suburb is mostly flat and barely a few metres above sea level, but the western regions climb to about 90 metres (300 feet) above mean sea level, with the highest points in Blackbutt Reserve.
Various arterial roads run through New Lambton or pass through it. The area is bordered to the west by Lookout Road, which connects to Croudace Road. Lambton Road, to the east, provides easy access to Newcastle’s central business district. Carnley Avenue and Northcott Drive offer access to the suburbs of Lake Macquarie to the south. The area is bordered on the south-east by the Main Northern Railway, which serves Adamstown railway station.