Have you ever taken your toddler to playgroup, met with a community group, joined a local yoga class, kicked a ball with your friends in the park, or borrowed a book? Then you’ve probably used one of the great community spaces in Newcastle.
We know how important community spaces are to our community, so we’re working on a plan to make sure our community has access to the spaces, services and programs they need to lead healthy and happy lives. As part of the process, we have been consulting with people across the city to help us better understand what you value about community spaces (social infrastructure) and what you and your community needs for the next 20 years.
Community spaces are our free or publicly accessible community centres, libraries, museums and galleries, and our parks and gardens. Community space include
Newcastle’s community spaces make life more welcoming and accessible here. They support our health and well-being, build a stronger community and local economy, and are at the heart of our everyday life. People with access to great community spaces are generally healthier and happier than those who don’t. Our community spaces are vital to Newcastle to help us maintain both physical and mental health.
In 2019, the City of Newcastle Council passed a resolution that social infrastructure is just as vital for economic prosperity as it is for social wellbeing, and that it benefits the entire community and plays a significant role in enhancing the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities (Lord Mayoral Minute 25/06/2019)
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