Revitalising Newcastle engagement closes Friday

18 September 2015

Revitalising Newcastle engagement closes on Friday, with almost 20,000 people so far participating in the program to share their thoughts about how Newcastle can be transformed into a vibrant, world-class city.

More than 1,400 people from more than 40 postcodes have participated in 13 face-to-face community events, which have included community forums, pop-up engagement stalls and responding to door knockers. More than 2,000 people have taken part in phone and on-line surveys and online engagement has been popular with more than 17,500 people engaging with the website, Facebook or Twitter.

Two community forums were originally planned and a third was convened due to popular demand. Pop-up consultations were also held at a range of community events throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens, including markets in Newcastle city, Hamilton and Maitland, Charlestown Square, MarketPlace Raymond Terrace, Greenhills shopping centre, Foreshore Park and the Wallsend Winter Carnivale.

UrbanGrowth NSW program director Michael Cassel said Revitalising Newcastle has provided an opportunity for people to share their visions for Newcastle with each other, and with UrbanGrowth NSW representatives.

“The response to the engagement program by the people of Newcastle and the Hunter region has been overwhelming,” Mr Cassel said.

“The debate has been robust, the questions plentiful and the feedback has been incredibly helpful throughout the six weeks of the program.”

Mr Cassel urged people who hadn’t already shared their ideas or given feedback to do so before engagement closes at 5pm this Friday, September 18.

To provide ideas or feedback people can:

Outcomes of the community engagement program will be made public by the end of the year.

For more information visit www.revitalisingnewcastle.nsw.gov.au

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