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Join our community panel

City of Newcastle's community panel (Newcastle Voice) is one of the tools we use to engage with the community to better understand issues and opinions on a variety of topics to help inform our decision-making.

Over 2,500 people have signed up to have their say on projects, events and initiatives in Newcastle.

As a member, you will be invited to have your say on our policies, programs and projects through:

  • Online tools and short surveys
  • Community workshops, information sessions or focus groups, and
  • Quick polls

Participation in these activities is entirely voluntary.
If you receive an invitation to have your say on a topic that you're not interested in, you can simply ignore the invitation - maybe the next invitation will be for a topic you're passionate about!

As a member, you will also receive regular e-newsletter updates with feedback from engagement activities and information about other activities across Newcastle.

To sign up to our community panel, please email the Engagement Team:

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Find out about current opportunities to have your say

Frequently asked questions

The topics we have engaged with the community on via Newcastle Voice are varied, including (but not limited to):

  • arts, entertainment and culture
  • beaches, parks and recreation
  • budgets and rates
  • building and planning
  • community planning
  • environmental issues
  • roads and traffic
  • tourism and economy

Check out the completed engagements page to see reports from previous engagement activities.

Newcastle Voice respects the privacy of its members. You can confident that your personal information will not be disclosed and individual responses are confidential. Only deidentified data is included in Newcastle Voice reports. Please see our completed engagement reports to view how we handle data. For more information about our commitment to your privacy, please see our Privacy Statement.
Anyone 16 years and older living in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland and Port Stephens council areas can join Newcastle Voice.
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