Case Study - Celebrating Our Vibrant Villages

Although Newcastle is one of the largest cities in Australia, the harbour-side suburbs have unique histories, identities, cultures, land marks and communities.

Diversity is what makes us unique and we actively support creating and celebrating vibrant urban villages and portside culture in the suburbs around our operations. As Newcastle evolves, the arts and culture scene are growing. Supporting artists to practice, exhibit and celebrate their work is one way we get involved. We are proud to be long-standing supporters of the Newcastle Community Arts Centre Emerging Artists Prize and Watt Space’s Annual Student Art Prize.

Events are also great ways bring people together, celebrate culture and raise the profile of organisations and places. Local events such as the Throsby Big Brunch, Newcastle Italian Film Festival and Run Newcastle are musts in anyone social calendar.

Not many people are aware that the Port of Newcastle also has a large and vibrant ‘floating’ community. The diversity and multitude of users of the harbour is a unique and positive dimension to the world’s largest coal export harbour. We are proud to have partnered recreation groups like the Newcastle Rowing Club and Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and supported initiatives which celebrate the long and vibrant history of the Port such as Liz Annelli’s giant cultural map of the Port of Newcastle and Dino Consalvo’s exhibition Working the Harbour.