City Taskforce - Industry Representation
A City Taskforce, led by the City of Newcastle, has been established to oversee the recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The purpose of the City Taskforce is to bring together the City’s key partners to develop place-based solutions to support the recovery of the City.
The City Taskforce will provide leadership on local issues and act as the local coordinating advisory committee for community and economic resilience. Taskforce members will make recommendations to Council, Industry Organisation and the State Government on support measures to assist local industries and community well-being.
The City Taskforce consists of 17 civic, industry and government leaders representing key sectors across the Newcastle economy. These City Partners will represent their sector by seeking innovative ideas and proposing new programs of work to support Newcastle’s recovery from COVID-19. Taskforce members will use their local knowledge and industry expertise to make recommendations to Council in relation to the types of support provided through economic resilience programs.
The City Taskforce is comprised of a Leadership Team and Action Team made from City Partners. The Leadership Team provides direction to the Action Team, who are responsible for implementing the Economic Resilience programs. City Partners will assist to facilitate the delivery of these programs through in-kind support. The City Taskforce will be effective from 17 April through to the end of 2020.
City Taskforce Industry Response Program
The City Taskforce Industry Response Program (IRP) is a component of City of Newcastle's COVID-19 Community and Economic Resilience Package. CN has contributed $500,000 to the program and expressions of interest (EOIs) are now being sought from industry groups, businesses, community organisations and collaboratives for funding that will enable city-shaping outcomes that target the hardest hit industries and population groups.
Recommended funding range is from $100,000 to $200,000, however all proposals will be considered. Think big, think innovation, think collaboration.
How to apply:
Start the submission
Submissions to be made through smartygrants
Find out more:
City Taskforce Industry Response Guidelines
For details on eligibility and application requirements
- City - Lord Mayor City of Newcastle, Cr Nuatali Nelmes (Chair)
- Business - CEO Hunter Business Chamber, Mr Bob Hawes
- Industry - CEO Hunternet, Mr Tony Cade
- Industry - CEO Port of Newcastle, Mr Craig Carmody
- Industry - CEO Newcastle Airport, Mr Peter Cock
- Education - Vice Chancellor University of Newcastle, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
- Community - CEO Samaritans, Chair of Third Sector Group, Mr Brad Webb
- Tourism - CEO Alloggio, Mr Will Creedon.
- Arts - Independent Creative Alliance, Ms Justine Cogan.
- Finance - CEO Newcastle Permanent, Ms Bernadette Inglis
- Finance - CEO Greater Bank, Mr Scott Morgan
- Insurance - CEO NIB, Mr Mark Fitzgibbon
- Unions - Secretary Hunter Workers, Mr Daniel Wallace
- Sport & Hospitality - CEO Wests Group, Mr Philip Gardner
- Development & Property - Director, Newcastle, Colliers International, Mr Peter Macadam
- Health - CEO Hunter New England Health, Mr Michael DiRienzo
- State Government Coordination - Director Regional NSW, Ms Alison McGaffin