Community Renewal Conference Newcastle, 12-14 March 2013

Creating Spaces Conference will bring together regional-based community leaders from across Australia who are passionate about renewal and creativity, and interested in reactivating spaces within their own communities.


Whether you are an individual with drive to activate empty spaces in your home town or a local government employee charged with reinventing redundant spaces in your town centre, a member of a  main street organisation, in property development, or another enterprise involved in the activation of spaces, this conference is for you.

As an attendee you will sit down with people who have imagined, executed, and inspired others with their space activation projects, such as Renew Newcastle, Gap Filler (Christchurch, NZ) and Empty Shops Network (UK).

You will learn the impact and potential of creative activation of empty spaces in previously struggling town centres, and be introduced to essential DIY tools and strategies to build creative and engaging spaces and town centre activation.

Most importantly you will leave with inspiration and foundation knowledge to initiate and build similar projects in your own community.

Join your community and urban renewal peers, and an inspiring group of people involved in successful space activation projects, this coming March at Newcastle City Hall. The schedule includes keynote speakers, group workshops, panels, a walking tour to see Renew Newcastle projects and evening receptions.



Creating Spaces Conference is only possible due to the support of the Australian Government.


Register before 22 February 2013 to receive the early bird rate of $495. Registration includes two days of presentations, workshops, tour and panels, lunch both days and our cocktail events.

Registration rates:

+ Early bird rate to 22 February 2013 - $495

+ 23 February 2013, onwards - $645

To register, please click on the 'Register' tab at the top of this page for more information.


Siobhan Curran
Event Co-ordinator
m: 0407 867 643