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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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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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