HAVE YOUR SAY: How do you want Newcastle to look in 2040?

With its current Community Strategic Plan formulated at a time when the iPhone 4 was de rigueur, the City Of Newcastle is looking to update its vision for the city over the next 20 years…and they need your help to do it.

The new Newcastle 2040 strategic plan will be informed by residents, ratepayers, businesses and community groups from across Newcastle in an effort to best plan for the next decade and beyond.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said Newcastle 2040 will reflect the values of the community and will help guide the City’s project delivery plans and annual budgets as well as developing investment priorities from how much to spend on footpath construction to the types of festivals Newcastle hosts and attracts.

“Now is the time for the community to have their say in developing a blueprint for the future of our city,” the Lord Mayor said. 

“While City of Newcastle takes the lead role in driving the city towards our shared vision, we all play a part in making Newcastle a place we love now and into the future. 

“It’s important that we hear from as many people as possible from all areas of Newcastle so that the priorities we identify match the future everyone in our community wants. “

Over the coming months, the City will lead face-to-face and online engagement asking the community to consider what they want Newcastle to look like in 2040. 

Engagement opportunities will be hosted in a range of locations over the coming months including various community events and during Youth Week (16-24 April). 

To stay up-to-date with opportunities for community feedback, head here and share your ideas on the digital vision wall.