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Placemaking – Wheeler Place

Wheeler Place was formerly a street, which was closed off to create a large square sometime in the last 40 years. The square is often hired out for events and is a significant “place” in Newcastle, located right beside Town … Continue reading

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Placemaking: Hunter Street Mall

Hunter Street Mall is perhaps the best example of place making in Newcastle. It has evolved organically over decades via a curious mixture of circumstances. A bit of a recap: the Mall was created from a few blocks of eastern … Continue reading

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Placemaking: comparing Beaumont St and Darby St

Both these streets have become “places”, through the growth of caf├ęs and popular eateries as well as a variety of boutique stores. They are also both strip shopping streets for local inner city suburbs and both have a clearly demarcated … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Newcastle: Bank Corner

I’ve become increasingly interested in placemaking here, in observing the different local places that have become earmarked as such and wondering how they have become “places” and why some places are more successful than others. The areas I’m most interested … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Newcastle

Today I attended a party to launch this nearly completed mural which was funded under Newcastle City Council’s Placemaking scheme. It is located in a laneway behind Bank Corner, just off Hunter Street. Another detail from the mural …The laneway … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride: the round up

The tweed ride was a success, much to my relief. There was a wonderful turnout of vintage enthusiasts and Newcastle bloggers, over 40 riders in all. I was far too busy on the day to get very good photos but … Continue reading

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