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Located in the heart of Newcastle, the Civic Precinct area provides cultural and recreational spaces for Newcastle residents and visitors. The area comprises of Newcastle Art Gallery, the City Branch of Newcastle Regional Library, the Lovette Gallery, Civic Park, the Civic Theatre and Playhouse, Newcastle City Hall and the Newcastle Council's City Administration Centre (also known as the round building).

The areas newest government development is the Newcastle Law Courts which opened in February 2016 and cost $90 million to build. The Civic Precinct is also the home of The University of Newcastle (UON) City campus which comprises University House, the Conservatorium of Music, and NeW Space, the $95 million landmark education precinct currently under development.

Civic Precinct is bounded by Hunter, Darby, Queen and Auckland Streets and offers an array of live entertainment venues, cafes, shops and businesses, including a unique strip of stores specialising in bridal and formal wear. If you take a short walk through the streets of Cooks Hill you will find an eclectic array of dependent art galleries dispersed by a couple of old pubs and small cafes.

Civic Park is home to the popular Olive Tree Markets which are held on the first Saturday of the month and offer contemporary handmade art and design with over 150 stalls selling unique artisan wares.   



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