HYP is proud to announce that a pathway has been established for our members to get involved in Newcastle’s revitalisation via Newcastle NOW. This new partnership seeks to bolster career development opportunities whilst playing a dynamic role in community activation efforts.

Newcastle NOW, the CBD’s business improvement association, has been in the business of supporting local traders and commerce in the city as well as ongoing commitment and activities around revitalising the city. Some of the city’s best loved events and projects have come out of collaborations and partnerships with Newcastle NOW, including the Newcastle Writer’s Festival, Surfest, Renew Newcastle, and L!vesites events. The iconic Nobbys Lighthouse is managed by the organisation and Newcastle NOW co-ordinates the local precinct advisory groups which invite a conversation between the city as a space and its residents, traders and visitors.

Executive Manager of Newcastle Now, Michael Neilson, said “this is a fantastic opportunity for two proactive, community minded groups to be of mutual benefit, and for that benefit to flow on to the city as a whole. We’re excited to see the impact of having a group of young professionals to add to our capacity to improve our great city.”

Read official media release here.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved and volunteer! 

Newcastle NOW and Hunter Young Professionals (HYP) partnership. L-R Bec Dujin, HYP Director; Petra Hilsen, Newcastle NOW Business Activation Officer; Michael Neilson, Newcastle NOW Executive Manager; Adel Issa, HYP President.