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Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

Thanks for having your say. Councillors voted unanimously on Tuesday 25 May 2021 to adopt the Economic Development Strategy (2021) following the public exhibition.

We've put people at the centre of driving the city’s economic opportunities and recovery from COVID-19 in our new Economic Development Strategy.

The strategy has been developed with extensive stakeholder and community engagement that included targeted conversations with population groups most impacted by the COVID-19 economic recession, including young people and international students.

The vision for Newcastle is to strengthen existing and create new economic opportunities for all by investing in people, their skills, network and investments. The Economic Development Strategy’s delivery program highlights four priority areas including ‘Skilled People’, ‘Innovative People’, ‘City Shaping’ and ‘Vibrant City’ to make the vision a reality.

The delivery program will be inclusive and aims to provide a range of opportunities for locals, as well as attract new talent to the city where there are current or emerging skills gaps.

Newcastle is currently home to a range of economic opportunities which are identified as the ‘Innovation Arc’ within the Economic Development Strategy. The Innovation Arc names key sites including Williamtown, Port of Newcastle, University of Newcastle, Summerhill Waste Management Centre, John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct, and the Broadmeadow Precinct as catalyst areas for new businesses to establish, and new talent to create opportunities.

Project timeline

November - December 2020
Early Consultation
We're consulting with local businesses, industry groups and community members to test and identify actions we can take to improve opportunities in Newcastle.

Contact us

Economic Strategy & Government Relations Manager

Phone: 02 4974 2000
Email: mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Protecting your privacy

The City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy. We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council policy.
Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
Intended recipients: Information provided as part of the consultation will be used as part of the investigation into the proposal, and may be included in future reports on the issue.
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Access: Individuals can access data to check accuracy by contacting Council.

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