Stay up-to-date with upcoming public events and community engagement activities from the Revitalising Newcastle team.

With major construction in full swing throughout the city centre, it's never been more important to plan your journey into town. Consider using public transport, walking or riding your bike, or if you need to drive, we've put together some suggested routes into the city and a handy parking guide.


Free events in November

Our city is still buzzing...and we are holding a range of free events in November including music, yoga and tai chi!

Check out our events poster  for more information.


Free lunchtime Tai Chi

Looking to add some tranquility to your busy Monday? Join us for a relaxing lunchtime Tai Chi session at the museum green space. If you're coming from work there's no need to change - the class will be gentle. Just join in and breathe!

Free lunchtime boxing in the park

Join us for a fun boxing session in Civic Park! Grab your active wear and meet at the fountain. Gloves provided.

Market Street Lawn

Market Street Lawn, at the intersection of Market and Scott streets in the city, opened in December 2016 as a community space with a variety of activities for you, your family, friends and colleagues to enjoy.

The community's vision for Market Street Lawn, which we will deliver, is underpinned by the themes of connection, culture, engagement and wellbeing. All events proposed for the Lawn will align with one or more of these themes.

UrbanGrowth NSW has lodged a development application with Newcastle City Council to landscape the Lawn and repurpose the Signal Box. If the development application is approved, we will undertake construction works later in 2017.

We are happy to take your booking request. Construction may affect the availability of the Lawn so please get in touch with us so we can talk about your event idea. 

Who can use the Lawn?

Everyone is welcome to use the space. Market Street Lawn is available for community, charity and other events that meet our essential criteria.

These criteria include considerations around the type of use, hours of operation, number of people permitted on the site at any one time, noise levels, serving of alcohol, and operation within designated site boundaries.

Examples of community events held on Market Street Lawn include the Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon, NewRun Newcastle’s festival of running, World Tai Chi Day and animals from Blackbutt Reserve during the school holidays.

Please contact us for further information.

Will it cost to use
the Lawn?

In line with our vision to make the space as accessible and affordable as possible, there is no fee for community events and not-for-profit activities to use the Lawn.

How to apply

Please complete an application form to use the Lawn. Your application will be reviewed and we may seek additional information depending on the impact and scale of your event. If your application is approved, you will need to sign a sub-lease to use the space.

Contact us if you have any questions about using the Lawn.

Market Street Lawn

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