Join us at the Newtown Vibe Public meeting on Wednesday 15 March at 6pm, hosted by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) and Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown.

WHAT: Protecting the Newtown Vibe Community Meeting 
WHEN: Wednesday 15 March, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Upstairs Hall, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St Newtown


Tell us your thoughts on the 'Newtown Vibe' at the 2017 Community Survey


In 2015, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre ran a community survey that found the greatest attribute people value about Newtown is its “character” – “diverse, accepting, eclectic, welcoming”. We want Newtown to remain a vibrant, safe and inclusive place for all locals and visitors.

On 6 July 2015, a Public Meeting was held at the Neighbourhood Centre in response to recent community concerns about safety in the Newtown area. The meeting was a joint initiative of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Newtown Precinct Business Association, ACON, and the Office of Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown.

151 people attended the meeting and it was a stimulating and passionate discussion, with many ideas put forward.

As a result of the public meeting, a working group known as the Newtown Vibe Roundtable was established, with representatives from Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Newtown Police, Newtown Precinct Business Association, Liquor Accord, ACON, Inner West and City of Sydney Councils and the office of Jenny Leong MP.

On 15 March 2017, the roundtable participants will report back on its work over the past 18 months and hear direct from the community about any concerns that still need to be addressed or any new issues or initiatives that should be considered.

  1. Hear a brief report from members of the Newtown Vibe roundtable about what has happened since the first public meeting in 2015
  2. Hear results of the Community Survey re the Vibe
  3. Ask questions of representatives from different organisations involved in the Vibe roundtable work – from Councils, Police, Business and Community organisations

Notes from the 2015 meeting are available for download.


March 14, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8pm


Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

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