The economic direction of Newcastle has been undergoing a transformation since the closure of the BHP Steelworks in 1999.
For almost two decades the city has been transitioning away from a primarily industrial base to one with a diverse framework of business and commercial pillars. And while Newcastle’s past may lie in its blue collar reputation as a “steel city,” the key to its ongoing economic strength is ensuring it embraces a “smart city” future. A core group of stakeholders are working together to drive this revitalisation, with Newcastle City Council at the forefront of the change. Click here to read further