Newcastle 2040 - it's our future

Have your say on how we can deliver your vision

Newcastle 2040 is City of Newcastle's (CN) Community Strategic Plan (CSP). It is the highest level of strategic planning undertaken by CN and sets out a 10-year roadmap identifying our community's vision and aspirations for Newcastle.

Help shape the next version of City of Newcastle's Community Strategic Plan, by taking the survey and sharing your aspirations for the future of our city.

What we've achieved together

Since developing Newcastle 2040, we've worked with you to make our city more liveable, sustainable, creative and inclusive. Click below to expand each of the sections and find out more.

We're achieving a Liveable Newcastle through the delivery of:

  • pool playground upgrades at Mayfield and Wallsend
  • basketball courts at National Park
  • stormwater improvements and road reconstructions across the region
  • local centre renewals at James Street Plaza, Hamilton; Shortland and Mitchell Street, Stockton
  • a new kiosk and surf club upgrade at Dixon Park
  • refreshed play spaces at Vera Wilson Park, Beresfield; Avon Street Reserve, Mayfield; Harold Myers Park, Loch Ness Drive Park, Birmingham Gardens; Waratah Park, Waratah; Beresfield Swimming Centre.

We're achieving a Sustainable Newcastle through the implementation of:

  • Our Sustainable Waste Strategy
  • The Newcastle Environment Strategy
  • Our street and park tree replacement program.

We're achieving a Creative Newcastle by:

  • Hosting the New Annual and Autumn Alive festivals and the Newcastle 500
  • Leading the Imagine Newcastle campaign
  • Developing the Newcastle Cultural Precinct Concept Masterplan
  • Delivering the Newskills, Lean In Newy and NewMove programs.

We're also Achieving Together by working with:

  • The community to develop the Community Engagement Strategy 2023-2026
  • Our First Peoples to inform the Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2022-2025
  • First responders and community agencies on the Homelessness Action Project and 2022 Annual Hunter Homelessness Connect Day.

Take a look at what we've delivered

Here's how we're achieving a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city. Scroll through the photos and explore some of the projects we've delivered.

Where to next?

As we reflect on what we've achieved together, we want to hear how we are tracking towards Newcastle 2040, what can be improved, and your big ideas for the future of our city.

Have your say

We're committed to providing genuine, meaningful opportunities for you to share your voice and have a say. From 6 May to 5 July 2024, CN is inviting the community to help shape the next version of Newcastle 2040 by:

  • participating in the community survey to let us know how we're tracking and what can be improved. You can also go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 VISA gift cards*.
  • sharing your one BIG idea to improve the future of Newcastle. You can also explore what others have said.
  • speaking to us at a community pop-up event.

Feedback closes 5 July 2024.

Newcastle 2040 is used to guide Council's strategic and operational decision-making, which is why we want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure Newcastle 2040 aligns with your evolving aspirations for Newcastle.

We want you to feel informed, involved and empowered to participate in decisions that shape the future of our city.

*Entry into the prize draw competition is subject to terms and conditions. Refer to the Terms and conditions for further information.


How are we tracking towards Newcastle 2040?

Are we on the right track to achieving a liveable, sustainable and inclusive global city? Share your feedback via our survey.

Share your one BIG idea

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