Youth help revitalise Newcastle CBD

NEWCASTLE City Council has involved young Novocastrians in the revitalisation of Hunter Street to try to attract youth back to the CBD.

The Newcastle2020 project asks 12- to 30-year-olds to create a vision for the future of the CBD using skills such as graphic design, art, architecture and photography.

This work will then feature in an art exhibition at Newcastle Museum in October and a cash prize of $1000 will be handed to the person with the best idea.

Project manager Rhiannon Tuntevski, 19, is heading the project along with five of her friends, aged from 19 to 30.

‘‘We originally all went to church together at C3 on Hunter Street and felt the location was great but the area needed some work,’’ she said.

‘‘ I remember talking to my dad who would visit Hunter Street at my age because it was safe and attractive,’’ Ms Tuntevski said.

Competition entries are called for until September 7 on ">newcastle2020.com

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