City of Newcastle is now the second largest local government area outside of Greater Sydney, supporting a population forecast to grow to more than 202,000 residents by 2041. City of Newcastle covers an area of 187sqkm & manages a vast network of facilities and infrastructure including 850km of roads, 974km of pathways, 147 sporting grounds, 116 playgrounds.
We are focused on making a difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city. We are proud to deliver services valued by our community.
People come first at the City of Newcastle, which means providing employees with meaningful work and capacity for work life balance. As a large local organisation, the City of Newcastle offers its employees the opportunity to develop in their current role, grow into future opportunities and reach their full potential.
Our organisation’s values are Cooperation, Respect, Excellence and Wellbeing which are underpinned by our behaviours of courage, trust and pride. Together, our values and behaviours support our decision making as well as our day-to-day interactions.
We value diversity of thought, and we focus on equity in the workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels respected, safe, and valued so they can be themselves and fully contribute their opinions and perspectives to the success of the organisation.
We encourage employees to make time for what’s important and provide the benefits to provide a work life balance.
The City of Newcastle Enterprise Agreement 2023 is about providing our employees with industry leading benefits and arrangements which offer flexibility, choice and future opportunities. Our Agreement provides opportunities for flexibility, balancing your personal life with a great career, whilst delivering excellence in the services we provide to our community.
Our employees enjoy a variety of flexible work arrangements, long service leave after five years, four weeks paid annual leave plus the ability to purchase between 1 to 4 weeks additional leave. As well as remote working opportunities, depending on your role.
We proactively support our employees’ wellbeing with a discounted corporate fitness program – giving staff access to dozens of health and fitness facilities across Newcastle and the wide Hunter region, as well as in-house programs – a social club, and employee assistance program to support you and your immediate family across the spectrum of personal and work-based issues when you need it.
It’s important for us to assess what’s working well, and where there is room for improvement.
At City of Newcastle, we conduct annual, confidential Employee Engagement as well as Inclusion, Diversity & Equity surveys to find out how our people feel about their role, their workplace, whether they feel included and respected for who they are, and what they value. By giving our people a regular voice, we aim to make our workplace the best it can be and create an inclusive culture that people with diverse lived experiences choose to engage with.
Our leaders are constantly listening as part of our ongoing efforts to improve the way we do things. Leaders at all levels are asked to collaborate with our people and form action plans to improve areas impacting engagement, productivity, and inclusion.
The City of Newcastle Enterprise Agreement 2023
Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Strategy 2023-2027
Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) 2022-2025
Workforce Development Strategic Plan 2022-2026