Renew Newcastle was founded to find short and medium term uses for buildings in Newcastle's CBD that are currently vacant, disused or awaiting redevelopment, to bring activity and life to the city.
These empty spaces have created a series of flow on effects related to crime, graffiti, vandalism and a decline in general amenity of the CBD. While long term prospects for the redevelopment of the CB
D are good, in the meantime many sites are boarded up, falling apart, vandalised or decaying because there are no short term use for them and no one taking responsibility for them.
Renew Newcastle seeks opportunities for creative people to innovate, test, develop and transform their enterprises and to activate and maintain these buildings until they become commercially viable or are redeveloped.
Renew Newcastle is not set up to manage long term uses, own properties or permanently develop sites but to generate activity in buildings until that future long term activity happens.