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14 December 2018

Newcastle Now to continue operating as a BIA

Council resolved last Tuesday night to terminate the funding and service agreements it has with the business improvement associations (BIAs) in the city, including Newcastle Now. Council will replace the deeds with new agreements as of 30 June 2019. The Newcastle Business Improvement Association (Newcastle Now) will continue to exist and will deliver projects currently in train until the end of January 2019. Newcastle Now Chairman Edw...

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18 July 2018

City fashion designers and retailers to take the spotlight at spring runway event

Newcastle city centre fashion retailers and designers will take centre stage at a spring runway event organised by Newcastle-based Façon, Australia’s only independent fashion magazine, and sponsored by Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association. The association is a major partner and is providing funds to assist with staging the large-scale evening event on November 8 at Newcastle Museum. Newcastle Now executive manag...

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18 July 2018

Free workshops for city centre businesses in need of support

Newcastle Now and the Business Centre have organised two free workshops for small business owners adversely affected by light rail construction. The Business Disruption Workshops are part of Newcastle Now’s comprehensive business support program that includes 34 hours of free consultation with a business adviser and specialist legal and financial advice. The first workshop, Building a Safe Harbour, will be held on July ...

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29 May 2018

Receive real-time light rail updates

Navigating light rail construction and ongoing inner-city road closures is now a lot easier with the launch of a Newcastle Now initiative. People can register for real-time light rail construction updates at the Newcastle Now website and can choose to receive the information via email, text or Facebook Messenger. Newcastle Now executive manager Richard Christian said the organisation was working with local businesses af...

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24 May 2018

Newcastle Now launches first phase of business support program

Newcastle Now today launched the first stage of a comprehensive business support program to assist business owners affected by light rail construction. Newcastle Now is collaborating with The Business Centre Newcastle to provide one-on-one support for businesses in need. The program includes: 12 hours’ free consultation with an expert business adviser Specialist accounting and financial advice A b...

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25 January 2018

Joint forum with Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, Newcastle Now and Hunter Business Chamber

Over 130 business people attended a forum in Newcastle today to hear from the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner (SBC) Robyn Hobbs OAM on ways businesses can be supported in view of reported downturns occurring whilst the revitalisation program proceeds in the City. Michael Cassel, Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) also provided an update on the progress of the Light Rail work. Hun...

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