Newman Revitalisation

A NEW DESTINATION FOR NEWMAN

The heart of Newman has undergone an extensive transformation to become a vibrant cultural and business hub for you to enjoy all year round.the square tree greenbg cmyk

Update - June 2017 A SIMPLE NAME FOR A STUNNING SPACE

  • THE SQUARE

A lot of work has gone into the design and development of Newman’s latest community asset but when it comes to the name it’s been kept simple. The Square will be instantly recognisable, and the name reflects the relaxed and friendly town in which it is located.

  • WHAT THE SQUARE WILL BRING TO NEWMAN

A guiding principle for the creation of The Square has been making it a space that people want to use. The contractors are now turning the plans, which were enhanced by community feedback and engagement, into a physical reality that will bring more business opportunities to the heart of Newman and provide a family-friendly meeting place. It’s not just about how it looks but what it does. There’s an exciting blend of recreational activities and economic uses. The Square will soon be a place to relax surrounded by great public art, watch a movie on the big screen, visit pop-up retail spaces, be part of a business incubator or virtual business network, experience quality food from a commercial kitchen and who can forget the Zesti Grill – a very impressive transportable barbecue.

  • THE SQUARE NEEDS YOU (YES YOU!)

Part of making The Square an exciting place are the people and events that will bring it to life. It’s your town square so let us hear your ideas for community events, performances, group fitness and celebrations. If you think the area and its facilities would be ideal for you or a community group you are part of then let
us and the Shire of East Pilbara know.

Update - May 2017 THE SQUARE PROMISES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

  • A COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CREATING LOCAL JOBS

Each day as The Square takes shape it is getting easier to see why it will be a stunning community space for the people of Newman - but even before it officially opens the benefits are already flowing through the town from the State Government investment in the project.
The task of moving from design concept to building The Square is delivering jobs, training opportunities and contracts for local businesses. During the construction phase 84 per cent of the hours worked on the project have been completed by locally based companies. LandCorp estimates that to date, Newman businesses have received 48 per cent of the work, supplying goods and services for the development of The Square. Newman residents have also been employed by the lead project contractor Ertech in a range of roles helping to create the exciting new community hub.

  • INCUBATOR SET TO HATCH ECONOMIC GROWTH

The economic benefit from The Square will not end when the construction phase finishes. Newman is a key service centre for some of the world’s biggest iron ore projects and is a commercial and social focal point for the East Pilbara, making it an attractive place to do business.
With this in mind, The Square will not only be a community entertainment and meeting place, it will also provide new opportunities for commerce. Local and visiting businesses will be able to use pop-up retail and office spaces in the new ‘business incubator’ facility that is a critical part of the project’s design to support and encourage Newman’s economic growth.

Update - April 2017 ON SCHEDULE & FORWARD PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • On the Grill

One of the tasty features of the new Town Square will be the community kitchen featuring a Zesti Grill. What's a Zesti Grill you ask? It's a large transportable barbeque with a range of grilling features which can cater for different cuisines from perfectly seared steaks to the town's best brekky. Just like the heart of every home is the kitchen - the new community kitchen at the  Newman Town Square will provide local groups a place to host cooking classes, foodie events and catering facilities for functions that celebrate the diversity of culture in the region.

  • Registration is now open

This is your opportunity to help shape how Newman Town Square will be activated. Local businesses and community groups are now invited to register their interest in hosting a range of activities that can be held at the new Town Square. We want to hear from anyone looking to hold an event which can be anything from a fundraising movie night on the big screen or running sunrise fitness, pilates and yoga classes on the grass to hosting a community picnic.

Please click here to register now.

  • Work has commenced

Works are now underway to build the new Town Square. Building structures will arrive on site by truck and will be pieced together by local construction teams to create the new business incubator hub and associated facilities.

Update - March 2017 ON SCHEDULE & FORWARD PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Fitness, Movies & More - Opportunities

LandCorp and the Shire of East Pilbara will soon invite local businesses and community members to register their interest in proposing a range of activations to be held at the new Town Square. You may want to host a fundraising movie night on the big screen or hold sunrise fitness, pilates and yoga classes on the grass, or even a community picnic.A call for interested parties to register their interest and ideas will be available in the coming months. Please note the Town Square is expected to be complete by mid 2017.The Newman Town Square includes a Business Activation Program and Place Management Plan. These programs will help manage activations, innovations, and business and community member opportunities at the Town Square to ensure it’s utilised to its full potential. The programs have been developed after extensive consultation with key partners including the Shire of East Pilbara, the Pilbara Development Commission, the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Newman Community.More information available soon.

  • Town Square Works On Schedule

Ertech Pty Ltd are the Town Square construction contractor and recommenced activity onsite in January. Works are progressing smoothly and are currently on schedule. Please be aware of machinery and large vehicles moving in the area.

  • Interruptions & Parking Changes

Ertech is working with LandCorp and the Shire of East Pilbara to ensure any interruptions are minimal with little or no impact on surrounding premises. Thank you in advance for your patience and support in delivering your new Town Square.

Update - DECEMBER 2016 WORKS COMMENCE ON YOUR NEW TOWN SQUARE

  • Your New Town Square

Situated on a 3,356sqm area of land on the corner of Lee Lane and Iron Ore Parade, the Town Square works form part of the Newman Town Centre Revitalisation project, a $40million initiative generated under the Government’s Pilbara Cities initiative.

Once complete in mid-2017, your new Town Square will become Newman’s focal centre point, creating an inclusive, accessible and welcoming public space for visitors and the local community, celebrating the diversity of culture, heritage and art.

  • Construction Team Onsite

Ertech Pty Ltd was announced last month as the successful contractor for constructing the Newman Town Square. Ertech have now mobilised to site and have commenced demolition works.

  • Activity In The Area

Throughout December and January, activity onsite will continue. Please be aware of machinery and large vehicles moving in the area.

LandCorp will continue to communicate with local businesses which may be affected by the works. Ertech is working with LandCorp and the Shire of East Pilbara to ensure any interruptions are minimal with little or no impact on surrounding premises.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support in delivering your new Town Square.

  • Looking BackNEWRV 2016 12 09 TWA article Heart Transplant for Newman ARTICLE JPGsmall

In August 2004, The West Australian published an article “Heart Transplant for Newman” by Gay McNamara that announced “About $14million will be spent on revitalising Newman’s Town Square in the next seven to 10 years”.

The report recommended a revitalisation strategy that primarily identified the requirement of a main street, public open space suited to the local environment and strategic shopping precinct. Click on the article to read in full.

Twelve years on, collaborative and persistent efforts by the Shire of East Pilbara, the Government, LandCorp and many others have come to fruition. We’re proud to be delivering the final stage of the Newman Town Centre revitalisation in 2016/2017.

Thank you to the Shire of East Pilbara, the community, stakeholders, contractors and suppliers for your support this year. The team at LandCorp wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2017!

Update - NOVEMBER 2016 NEWMAN TOWN SQUARE PROGRESS

  • Contractor Announced

Congratulations to Ertech Pty Ltd on being announced as the successful contractor for the Newman Town Square. Ertech are mobilising to site this month to commence works.

  • Progress Report

Pre-works to prepare the site for construction are complete.  LandCorp is working with Ertech and the Shire of East Pilbara to prepare and finalise the project timelines and milestones. We will continue to keep the community informed and up to date on the project.

  • Design Excellence

Did you know the vision and theme for the town square is based on creating economic diversification and a community meeting place? Activities and programs will include opportunities for large community events on the central stage and lawn.

  • Community Survey

A survey will soon be distributed to collect feedback on current levels of satisfaction
regarding experiences to date when visiting the town centre. Register your details  using the yellow “Stay Informed” link on this page to participate and receive the  survey direct to your inbox!

Update - OCTOBER 2016 PICTURE YOURSELF AT THE NEW TOWN SQUARE

  • Progress Update

This month the pre-works are expected to be completed and the preferred contractor of the Town Square announced. We are also working with local authorities to plan and prepare the distribution of key project information to surrounding businesses and the community to ensure everyone is kept informed on the projects progress, milestones and information on some of the key features of your new Town Square.

  • Community Survey

As the Newman Town Centre gets ready to undergo its final transformation, a survey will soon be distributed to collect feedback on current levels of satisfaction when visiting the town centre. Register your details using the yellow “Stay Informed” button on the right hand side of this page to receive the survey direct to your inbox.

  • Artists Impressions

The final artists impressions are now complete and showcase the expected day time and night time views of the revitalised Newman Town Square.

NEWRV 2016 09 20 Artists Impression Newman Nighttime SMALL APPROVED

 

Update - SEPTEMBER 2016 ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS DELIVERING YOUR NEW TOWN SQUARE

  • Pre-works nearly complete

Works have begun on the Town Square with surveys of the site to check it’s properly prepared and ready for onsite civil works to commence this month.

  • Contractor to be announced

The preferred contractor for the construction of the Town Square is expected to be announced this month. Once announced, the contractor will commence works as soon as possible and the site development will proceed.

  • Service interruptions expected

During the construction phase, it is expected there will be some interruptions to local services. This will include temporary power outages while services are installed and connected to and around the Town Square site.

Further information will be available soon in regards to the time frames of expected outages so we can all prepare for the interruptions. We thank you in advance for your patience as we work towards delivering your new Town Square.

  • Stay informed

To stay informed, visit the website and register your details using the “Stay Informed” link for news and updates direct to your inbox.

NEWRV 2016 09 07 New artists impressions Day View 1

Update - August 2016 A NEW DESTINATION FOR NEWMAN IS COMING

  • Town Centre Revitalisation and a new Town Square

The State Government, through the Shire of East Pilbara and LandCorp, is close to completing the Newman Town Centre Revitalisation project, which is a Pilbara Cities initiative funded by the State Government.

The third and fi nal stage of the project involves extensive works to construct the Newman Town Square, specifi cally designed to enhance the town’s unique culture, relaxed lifestyle and business needs.The innovative development will provide state of the art facilities including a central stage, outdoor multi-media screen for movies, commercial kitchen, and quality landscaped spaces to support large community events.

To assist with business and economic development objectives the Town Square will also include incubator hubs to encourage small business start-up opportunities.

Delivery of Newman Town Square by mid 2017 will complete the revitalisation program and transform the heart of Newman into a cultural and economic hub to benefi t residents and visitors for generations to come.

  • Pre-works commence

Forward works have begun on the Town Square with the preferred civil contractor conducting surveys of the site to check it’s properly prepared and ready for final contract award and onsite civil works to commence next month.

  • Stay informed

To stay informed, visit the website and register your details using the “Stay Informed” link for news and updates direct to your inbox.

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