Projects designed to draw people into the Newcastle CBD and Darby Street will share in around $800,000 as part of a funding program driving visitation and vibrancy across Newcastle. City of Newcastle’s Special Business Rate (SBR) program uses levies paid by business owners for the promotion, beautification, and development of precincts in the City Centre/Darby Street, Hamilton, Mayfield, New Lambton and Wallsend. More than $1.6 million was distributed through the SBR program in 2020/21 to 19 projects successful under the contestable funding rounds, as…
In 2030, Newcastle will be a smart, liveable and sustainable city.
Council developed and adopted a suite of strategic documents to guide delivery of Council's seven key strategic directions, outlined in the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan.
- A Connected City
- A Protected and Enhanced Environment
- Vibrant and Activated Public Places
- A Caring and Inclusive Community
- A Liveable and Distinctive Built Environment
- A Smart and Innovative City
- Open and Collaborative Leadership
This planning strategy has assisted in the delivery of a City Revitalisation Program that has encouraged a large investment in the City by both Government and private investors that are willing to prove that Newcastle is ready for change.