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08 December 2017

360 Reasons to be in Newcastle

360 Reasons to be in Newcastle is a new project with a big purpose - promoting the benefits of setting up, investing or moving to the Hunter region for businesses, investors and skilled workers. The campaign has been a collaborative effort by four key community organisations - Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Now, the Business Centre and Enigma. In addition, the NSW Government match funded the campaign as part of ...

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23 November 2017

Nobbys Lighthouse Open for Supercars Weekend

Nobbys Lighthouse is open for the Supercars event weekend with a special family-friendly zone where you don’t need a supercars pass to get in. “Newcastle Now will transform the grounds into an outdoor livesite with a big screen to show the race, live music, and food by local traders Nan’s Dumplings, Bao Brothers, and Vinyl Coffee House,” said Michael Neilson, Executive Manager Newcastle Now. “We will open the site ...

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21 June 2017

Citywide B2B Event

Over 100 local business owners and employees recently attended a citywide B2B event hosted by Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association (BIA) to discuss Newcastle’s Light Rail, the opening of the University of Newcastle’s NewSpace campus and Newcastle’s V8 Suprecars event.  Representatives from the respective agencies sat on a panel to answer questions, some contentious and some supportive, about the City’s ongoing dev...

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14 June 2017

Businesses and Community to benefit from Night Time Spaces Project

Local businesses and the community are set to benefit from a $175,000 grant from the State Government’s $10 million Community Safety Fund to help reinvigorate seven public spaces in inner Newcastle, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald and Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. The successful grant application was submitted by a consortium, with Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association (BIA) a...

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01 June 2017

Rickshaw transport trial for The Olive Tree Market

Justine Gaudry, Manager of the renowned Olive Tree Market, was recently faced with the problem of finding parking options for stall holders and customers after the Civic West Parking Station in Gibson Street was temporarily closed for renovations. The parking station is closed for approximately 12-weeks to allow for five additional split-levels, a childcare centre and café to be built, which no doubt will improve parking options in the C...

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31 May 2017

Projections of Autumn Light Up King Street

An animation of falling autumn leaves is lighting up the building at 137 King Street Newcastle as a way of making the city more interesting and creative at night. Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association has set up a digital projector to display an after dark mural of pink, purple and orange leaves which cascade down the façade of the building between the hours of 6pm and midnight. “This project ties in wit...

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