Business Improvement Associations

Business Improvement Associations are an avenue for local business people to come together to develop local strategies and manage funded projects aimed at promoting their local business precincts.

There are five identified precincts within the Newcastle Local Government Area that have had Business Improvement Associations established (City Centre, Hamilton, Mayfield, Wallsend and New Lambton). They are independent not-for-profit organisations, that through a Service Agreement with the City of Newcastle, are responsible for the disbursement of up to $100,000 annually for the purposes of:

  • Identifying and developing strategic directions for the promotion of local businesses
  • Managing local marketing and promotion initiatives
  • Prioritising and managing beautification projects
  • Coordinating and promoting community events and activities aimed at encouraging local business demand

Each Business Improvement Association operates under its own independent Deliverables Plan which includes targeted projects for its precinct. However the five Associations also unite to work on initiatives that have a city-wide focus. 

Special Business Rates Program

We support local creativity and innovation that promotes and beautifies business precincts in the city centre and suburbs.

City Centre

Newcastle City Centre's Business Improvement Association Precinct covers the areas of Hunter, King and Darby Streets and surrounds, and is aimed at furthering the interests of local businesses.

Hamilton

Hamilton's Business Improvement Association Precinct covers the areas of Beaumont and Tudor Streets and surrounds, and is aimed at furthering the interests of local businesses in the Hamilton suburb.

Mayfield

Mayfield's Business Improvement Association Precinct covers the areas of Maitland Road, Hanbury Street and surrounds, and is aimed at furthering the interests of local businesses in the suburb of Mayfield.

Wallsend

Wallsend's Business Improvement Association Precinct covers the areas of Nelson Street and surrounds, and is aimed at furthering the interests of local businesses in the suburb of Wallsend.