Seven new safe spaces for Newcastle

The NSW Government will invest $175,000 in a project to reinvigorate public spaces in Newcastle’s CBD and promote a safe and vibrant nightlife, it has announced. 

The government’s $10 million Community Safety Fund will support the project to be delivered by the Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association, in partnership with Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Hunter Development Corporation and Newcastle City Council.

“Seven new night time safe spaces will be developed across the city at the East End, Civic, Darby Street, Hamilton, The Junction, West End, and Honeysuckle precincts,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.

“There will be new lighting, landscaping, seating and signage to improve the appearance of these precincts and reduce opportunity for vandalism and other criminal and anti-social behaviour. 

“These measures are aimed at improving social cohesion, and reducing anti-social behaviour in Newcastle,” he said. 

For further information on the Community Safety Fund, visit: crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au