Smart and Innovative

In 2030 we will be a leader in smart innovations with a healthy, diverse and resilient economy.
The call for Newcastle to be a smart and innovative city is driven with a view to our future sustainability. In the face of climate change and declining global oil reserves, new technologies will be instrumental in transforming our systems to optimise the use of finite resources.

Despite existing perceptions of coal dependence, Newcastle is a city at the forefront of renewable energy innovations which has the potential to create competitive advantage for the city with the development of new technologies and services.

A cultural led renewal will support an attractive, culturally vibrant city. A place people would like to live, work and invest that attracts new professional opportunities and creative workers in new innovative market sectors.

What We Want As a Community

The Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan was developed following a significant shared planning process with direct input from a wide cross section of the community. It seeks to build on our strengths and unique assets, and describes our shared long term vision for a resilient city that is smart, liveable and sustainable.

Smart and Innovative objectives

6.1  A vibrant, diverse and resilient economy built on educational excellence and research.
6.2  A culture that supports and encourages innovation and creativity at all levels.
6.3  A thriving city that attracts people to live, work, invest and visit.