Movement in the City
There's movement in the city and with it is coming a new vitality. Innovative and creative projects and activation programs are popping up regularly and the presence of a new city lifestyle continues to grow.
With the commencement of the city streetscape upgrade along King Street, the $100m NeW Space university campus, the transport interchange at Wickham, significant development applications received for the West and East End of the city and the completion of the State Law Court, the revitalisation of the City Centre is taking on renewed energy moving through 2016.
Newcastle City Council is supporting this change through "Connecting Newcastle - Our Urban renewal vision". This vision for improved public transport across Newcastle and the Hunter supports the community desire to enhance connectivity; and the integration of all transport modes, to shape urban renewal and improve liveability.
(Full details may be found at: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Living/Transport/Connecting-Newcastle-Oururban-renewal-vision)
Council is also continuing to work on priority projects identified by the community and the design of public domain plans in the East End and Civic precincts to continue the great work toward the revitalisation of the city centre.
Providing additional focus to the renewal program, Council has formed a new internal team combining the efforts of smart city, economic development and city revitalisation activities with placemaking and destination marketing resources. This combination is assisting in the delivery of projects that are supported by the general community and businesses within Newcastle, while taking advantage of the many strong relationships with external organisations that are listening to their members.