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Newcastle Voice

Newcastle Voice

Newcastle Voice is City of Newcastle's community reference panel. It's one of the tools we use to engage with the community to better understand issues and opinions on a variety of topics to help inform our decision-making.

Over 2,500 community members have signed up to Newcastle Voice to provide feedback regarding projects, events and initiatives in Newcastle. 

Sign up to Newcastle Voice here

As a member of Newcastle Voice, you will be invited to have your say on our policies, programs and projects through:
  • Online tools,
  • ​Surveys
  • Community workshops, information sessions or focus groups, and
  • Quick polls

Participation in these activities is entirely voluntary. If you receive an invitation to have your say on a topic that you're not interested in, you can simply ignore the invitation - maybe the next invitation will be for a topic you're passionate about! On average, you will receive 1-2 invites per month.

As a member, you will also regular online newsletter updates containing feedback from engagement activities and other information about activities across Newcastle.

The latest

Find out about current opportunities to have your say

Frequently asked questions

The topics we have engaged with the community on via Newcastle Voice are varied, including (but not limited to):

  • arts, entertainment and culture
  • beaches, parks and recreation
  • budgets and rates
  • building and planning
  • community planning
  • environmental issues
  • roads and traffic
  • tourism and economy

Check out the completed engagements page to see reports from previous engagement activities.

Newcastle Voice respects the privacy of its members. You can confident that your personal information will not be disclosed and individual responses are confidential. Only deidentified data is included in Newcastle Voice reports. Please see our completed engagement reports to view how we handle data. For more information about our commitment to your privacy, please see our Privacy Statement.
Anyone 16 years and older living in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland and Port Stephens council areas can join Newcastle Voice.
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