Newcastle After Dark

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Council is preparing a new strategy for managing our city after dark. Providing safe and activated places that are used by people day and night is a key objective of Council, and strategic alcohol management and planning for the growth of a diverse night-time economy are central to our approach.Newcastle After Dark will be Newcastle's first specific strategy for guiding the development of the our night-time economy. It will balance diverse priorities of safety, residential and visitor amenity, cultural participation, and economic development.

The Newcastle night-time economy is nationally significant and a major employer in the region. Done well, it can support revitalisation, and grow our visitor and cultural economies. It is critical that Council develop a positive strategic direction for the city at night.

Read more about the Newcastle After Dark strategic priority areas.

Council's planning for the night-time economy recognises that activity happens across different hours of the night and in various entertainment precincts across the city. The seven major city nightlife precincts all have unique local character and offerings, and should be planned for in ways that can build on these strengths.