Renew Newcastle’s 2014 program of activity is supported by the NSW Government through the Premier’s Rural & Regional Grants Fund.
Hunter Development Corporation
Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) supports Renew Newcastle to bring economic, cultural and aesthetic improvements to Newcastle’s CBD via sponsorship for our Living City program of activities 2011-2014.
NSW Dept of Trade & Investment
Renew Newcastle is supported by NSW Government through the Department of Trade & Investment (DTI), providing significant organisational funding for our ongoing Living City Program of activities 2011-2014.
Previously, the Creative Enterprise Incubation & Development (CEID) project 2010-2012 provided professional development opportunities for our project participants. This program was co-funded by City of Newcastle and DTI through its Community Economic Development Program.
The GPT Group
GPT were Renew Newcastle’s first major property partner. GPT own a range of properties within the Newcastle CBD and are working with Renew Newcastle to ensure that these properties are utilised to the best of their ability while longer term plans are being pursued. Read more about the benefits of the partnership from this case study on GPT’s website.
Street Real Estate
Street Real Estate works with Renew Newcastle by promoting the initiative to its clients. Agent Pat Mitchell makes introductions to Property Owners to negotiate the terms of our temporary use of otherwise vacant properties. We have the same medium-long term goals for these clients; to attract commercial confidence within Newcastle’s CBD.
Enigma is a dynamic, Newcastle-based integrated communications company, specialising in marketing, advertising, media, interactive, design, strategy and PR. Enigma has supported Renew Newcastle by filming and editing the Creative Talks series in 2012 & 2013.
Prosperity Advisers provides pro-bono audit services to Renew Newcastle on an annual basis.
Antony Ridgway of NewCert provides pro-bono guidance and advice relating to compliance to the Building Code of Australia, as well as services including Building Certification, Due Diligence Audits and BCA Consultancy. This is invaluable when we are activating complex properties.
EJE Architecture is a multi-disciplinary design practice providing professional services & design creative solutions for the built environment. They offer professional services in Architecture, Town Planning, Heritage Architecture & Interior Design. EJE has assisted Renew Newcastle with the design for a change of use of vacant commercial buildings in the Hunter Mall and support the work of Renew Newcastle in rejuvenating the Newcastle CBD.
JBA offers over 20 years of experience, with offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, over 35 expert professionals in the areas of planning, urban design and property economics, and an enviable track record of 4,500+ projects, of which more than 50 have won prestigious industry awards. As the leading independent expert planning and property consultancy in NSW, JBA is proud to support Renew Newcastle with its planning and development issues on a pro-bono basis.
Sparke Helmore is a firm of 600 people working from eight offices across Australia. Their expertise spans corporate and commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to IPOs, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement. Sparke Helmore has supported Renew Newcastle from its inception with invaluable pro bono legal advice through their community program.
APP Northern NSW are leading specialist Project and Development Management consultants and advisors. APP is supporting Renew Newcastle by providing Pro Bono advice and assistance in regard to compliance works that are required to bring vacant commercial premises up to current Building Code standard and by providing Project and Development Management services for premises requiring Development Consent for a change of use and significant upgrade works.
Renew Newcastle was previously supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.
Funding was granted for 2009-2010, to assist with staffing and organisational development; in 2011 for project funding via the Strategic Industry Investment grants; and in 2012 & 2013 towards Renew Newcastle’s Annual Program of activities.
The City of Newcastle
The City of Newcastle supported Renew Newcastle through the City Revitalisation category of its Community Grants and Sponsorship Program, offering funding for 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years.
The City of Newcastle also co-funded with NSW Dept Trade & Investment the 2010-12 Creative Enterprise Incubation & Development (CEID) project – a professional development program for Renew Newcastle creative projects.
Newcastle Now is a new organisation representing business, property owners and the community of Newcastle’s CBD. Newcastle Now is a not-for-profit Business Improvement Association – independent, representing its members and closely affiliated with the City of Newcastle, working for the mutual goals of prosperity, pleasing surrounds and vitality of cultural and community life. For the latest information about their activities and events in the Newcastle CBD check out the Newcastle Now website.
The Lock-Up Cultural Centre
The Lock-Up Cultural Centre has supported Renew Newcastle by hosting the early stages of their project as part of their ongoing Artist in Residence program and host to Renew Newcastle'e monthly Creative Talks program in 2012 & 2013.
Ipera Communications is a Newcastle based telecommunications carrier and managed service provider that delivers innovative solutions to business IT and networking nationally. Renew Newcastle worked with Ipera to establish free wi-fi around key Renew Newcastle sites in the Hunter Street Mall, and Ipera provides a premium free internet service for Renew Newcastle projects.
TOTechnology have supported Renew Newcastle since its inception, providing a photocopier for use in the office, as well as ongoing service and support.
2010 AbaF Awards
In September 2010 Renew Newcastle and The GPT Group were awarded the Toyota Community Partnership of the Year in NSW by the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) for partnerships “between businesses and arts and cultural organisations that enhance the life of communities”.
We were commended with the AbaF stamp of approval for Good Practice In Partnering, recognition given to nominations that judges deem as meeting a high standard in relation to the judging criteria. Read more about the Award here.
In October 2010 we were awarded National Winners of the Toyota Community Partnership as well as AbaF’s overall Best Partnership. Read more about these awards in our News section.