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Help shape our next Community Strategic Plan

Newcastle 2040

Newcastle 2040

Newcastle’s new Community Strategic Plan is our map to a brighter future for all of us.

This Plan reflects what we value and drives the delivery of projects over the next 10 years to make Newcastle a place we love to live. It supports unity and opportunities for all and sets us on the path for an all-inclusive community.

We have been continually listening to our community and would love to hear more! This year we will be conducting further community engagement to guide the development of our Plan.

We actively encourage everyone from the community to take part, so stay tuned! Newcastle it’s your future!




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Frequently asked questions

A community strategic plan represents the highest level of strategic planning undertaken by local councils.

The plan identifies the main priorities and aspirations of the community, providing a clear set of strategies to achieve Newcastle's vision for the future.

It's the story of our key strengths, opportunities and challenges for the future to realise our vision of becoming a smart, liveable and sustainable city.

This Plan is the guiding document for our four-year delivery plans and yearly operational plans. It tells us what services we should be providing to our community, what buildings and other infrastructure we will need to provide these services and what are the key things you want to see happen in our city over the next decade.

CN plays a leadership role in initiating and developing the community strategic plan on behalf of the community, however it is not wholly responsible for its implementation. Other partners such as state government agencies, non-government agencies, businesses and community groups also play a key role in delivering Newcastle's vision for the future.

As per the legislative requirements of the guidelines NSW Government’s Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework, the CN is expected to conduct major reviews of the Strategic Community Plan every four years and minor reviews in the second year of the Plan to assess any shifting community priorities, values, expectations and needs.

Who's listening

Corporate Planner

Phone: 02 4974 4900
Email: Newcastle2040@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Please note that feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of our consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Attend a workshop

Community Pop-up Stalls - Listening Posts

Where: Harmony Day, Jesmond Neighborhood Centre and Heaton Park

When: Friday 16 April 2021, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Jesmond Central Shopping Centre

When: Thursday 22 April 2021, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Dixon Park (southern end), Merewether

When: Saturday 24 April 2021, 9:00AM to11:00 AM

Where: Marketown Shopping Centre

When: Thursday 29 April 2021, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Beresfield Local Centre

When: Saturday 1 May 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Wallsend Shopping Village

When: Thursday 13 May 2021, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Project timeline

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