Stay up-to-date with upcoming public events and community engagement activities from the Revitalising Newcastle team. Major construction of Newcastle Light Rail is now complete and from October 2018 you will begin to see light rail vehicles moving around the city centre as we test the light rail system and train our drivers. We will have a range of events to keep our city buzzing and to provide safety and general project information.

Visit our getting around page for more information on getting around during the testing and commissioning phase, including where to park.


Market Street Lawn

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.

Newcastle City Council has approved a development application to landscape the Lawn and repurpose the Signal Box. These works will take place in 2018.

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.

Market Street Lawn has been used for a variety of events including the Hunt&Gather Events 'Street Feast', Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon, NewRun Newcastle’s Festival of Running, World Tai Chi Day, as well as family friendly activities like Blackbutt Reserve's reptiles on the Lawn and Oakvale Farm's mobile petting zoo 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 opening fiesta

In December 2016 we celebrated the opening of Market Street Lawn