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16 February 2017

Nobbys Headland Development Application FAQs

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help community members gain a better understanding of the Development Application for the Nobbys Headland Alterations and Additions.  Why is Newcastle Now lodging a Development Application for Nobbys Headland? Newcastle Now has managed public access and activation of the Nobbys Headland site for six years through a license agreement with the Ports Authority ...

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16 February 2017

Nobbys Lighthouse Receives Grant Funding For Next Phase of Development

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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12 December 2016

Newcastle is now ‘Open for Business’ with launch of City Ambassador Program

Newcastle Now will launch its revitalised City Ambassador Program on the evening of Tuesday 13th December at the Tower Cinemas, with 56 volunteers from a wide variety of vocations, ages and cultures now registered with the Association. “A recent recruitment drive captured the interest of people from all walks of life, each of whom share a common interest in being part of the ongoing revitalisation of Newcastle,” says Mich...

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07 December 2016

Your guide to Parking in the city centre

Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association has produced a guide to parking in Newcastle city centre as a tool to begin educating workers, shoppers and visitors about where to park, the fare-free bus zone and the future of parking in Newcastle. Executive Manager, Michael Neilson, says “Our main objective for the map is to educate workers about the benefits of parking their car at a parking station so that on-street car...

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26 October 2016

​Local firm wins acclaimed National Landscape Design Award

Newcastle landscape design firm Mark Tisdell Urban Design (MUD) recently took home two acclaimed awards at the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers Awards night for the Darby Street Community Garden Project. MUD managed the project from conception to design, execution and handover to the Newcastle community. Mark Tisdell, founder and principal designer from MUD was at the AILDM awards night ceremony he...

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26 September 2016

Major breakthrough for Hunter innovation

The partners of a unique collaboration between major education, research, business, government and community organisations in Newcastle have welcomed a funding announcement that heralds a great leap forward for the Hunter Region in the digital age.  Today's $9.8 million commitment from the NSW Government through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund (HIIF) will support the Hunter Innovation Projec...

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