City Centre

The vision of the Newcastle City Centre Business Improvement Association is to act as a facilitator of conversations, projects and initiatives that best serve the changing and diverse needs of an evolving local business community. In practical terms it aims to promote the development, beautification and advancement of local businesses within the area through a coordinated and structured promotion, advocacy and planning program. This Business Improvement Association is provided funding annually from the City of Newcastle to further these goals.

Executive Board Members

  • Kendall Brooks – Chair (Brooks Events & Marketing)
  • Shanelle Lowe – Vice Chair (Chandler Macleod)
  • Lucy Glover – Secretary & Treasurer (Kafey Cafe)

Ordinary Committee Members

  • Jacinta Fintan - The Wall Station
  • Blake Phillips - Pokey Newcastle

Upcoming Board Meeting Schedule

The City Centre / Darby Street Business Improvement Association Board meets monthly to plan projects and consider proposals for the development, promotion and beautification of its local business precinct. If you are a business owner or commercial property owner in Newcastle's city centre or Darby Street area, and are interested in either being invited to attend or to present a proposal to a board meeting, please email:

MonthDateMeeting Type
January31/01/2024Ordinary Board Meeting
February28/02/2024Ordinary Board Meeting
March21/03/2024Ordinary Board Meeting
April10/04/2024Ordinary Board Meeting
May09/05/2024Ordinary Board Meeting
June13/06/2024Ordinary Board Meeting


Newcastle BIA Constitution (PDF)

Governing Documents

Meeting Minutes