Newcastle City Council last night voted to endorse an engagement plan that will see people from across Newcastle and the Hunter region sharing their ideas on the revitalisation of Newcastle city centre.
The Revitalising Newcastle engagement program will encompass a broad range of activities, including stalls at shopping centres and markets, newsletters, surveys, an engagement website, social media, targeted engagement with specific groups including youth, business and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, a future leaders forum, a business breakfast, and community workshops to be held in late August.
“Revitalising Newcastle is open to anyone with an interest in the future of our city, and I encourage the people of Newcastle to speak out and get involved to help shape the creation of new jobs, homes in the city, entertainment areas, and great open spaces for all to enjoy.” said Lord Mayor, Nuatali Nelmes.
Lord Mayor Nelmes said the city had a unique opportunity to provide a lasting legacy for our future generations.
“We are being asked to identify projects for our city’s revitalisation and there is money to spend on making these projects a reality. This doesn’t happen every day and the people of Newcastle and Hunter need to grab the opportunity with both hands, think big and be part of the conversation.”
Details of the Revitalising Newcastle community engagement program will be able to be found on both the Newcastle City Council website and the UrbanGrowth NSW website from August 10.