Community and Economic Resilience Support
City of Newcastle has developed a comprehensive community and economic support package designed to help locals through the unprecedented effects of COVID-19.
The package sees $5.5 million invested and includes interest free payment plans for rates, rent reductions on council-owned buildings, free online training packages, and community grants programs to support our vulnerable and emerging at-risk community members.
The Hunter Research Foundation Centre was commissioned to evaluate the City of Newcastle's Community and Economic Resilience Package. Their report was completed in March 2021. View the complete Hunter Research Foundation Centre Community and Economic Resilience Package Final Report.
How can we support you?
With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, our mission is to pursue agile programs and opportunities that will support our community’s well-being. Through the implementation of innovative support programs and financial resilience measures, our focus is on sustaining the community through this initial phase.
Information on and access to community support programs, CN COVID support programs and CN online services