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10 March 2017

The Celebrity Solstice cruises in Tuesday 14th March

The Celebrity Solstice passenger cruise liner will be visiting Newcastle Harbour on Tuesday 14th March. She is on a 12-night Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Sydney to Port Douglas (return) and Newcastle is the first stop on her itinerary.   Newcastle Now encourages local businesses to offer passengers and crew a small incentive to welcome their business. This could range from a discounted coffee or meal to a friendly ...

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24 February 2017

Newcastle Now supports Johanne Defay in Anditi Women’s Pro

The Newcastle business community has come together again to ensure Surfest has a QS6000 Women's event in 2017 and Newcastle Now is proud to be a supporter! Surfers will compete in the Anditi Women's Pro - WSL 6000 at Merewether Beach from 20 to 26 February as part of Surfest. Each surfer has been backed by a local Novocastrian Business, as part of an ingenious crowd funding campaign coordinated by Surfest organisers to e...

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20 February 2017

Newcastle Light Rail Construction Update - February 2017

The information below has been taken from the latest Newcastle Light Rail construction update issued by Transport for NSW. As a local business improvement association, it is Newcastle Now's role to assist city centre businesses through the regular communication of project updates. February 2017 Community Notification ------ Project overview Newcastle Light Rail is 2.7 kilometres of light rail track from Newcastle ...

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20 February 2017

Newcastle Light Rail - Site establishment at Argyle Street

The information below has been taken from the latest Newcastle Light Rail construction update issued by Transport for NSW. As a local business improvement association, it is Newcastle Now's role to assist city centre businesses through the regular communication of project updates.   Newcastle Light Rail - Site establishment at Argyle Street ------ Project overview Newcastle Light Rail is 2.7 kilometres o...

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16 February 2017

Nobbys Lighthouse receives $500K grant funding

Newcastle Now is excited to announce that it has been successful in securing $500,000 in grant funding from the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund, administered by Hunter Development Corporation. This funding will be directed toward a $1.5million development of the site to position it as an iconic tourist destination on par with Newcastle Memorial Walk and Fort Scratchley. “The grant is an acknowledgment, by Gover...

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30 January 2017

The Silver Whisper in Port on Saturday 4th February

The Silver Whisper passenger cruise ship will be visiting Newcastle Harbour on Saturday 4th February. Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2016, the Silver Whisper carries 382 passengers, is 167m in length and her gross tonnage is 28,258 tonnes. According to the Cruise Critic, she is considered a sophisticated small ship that offers superior service with a butler in every suite and an older clientele. This is th...

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