• Quentin von Essen

Newcastle From Good to Great!


For almost two decades the Newcastle landscape has been slowly shedding its predominantly industrial past for a more diversified commercial and residential future. This transformation has been accelerating in the past few years, thanks to the considerable investment made by the government and corporate sectors.

It has been almost ten years since Newcastle was named as one of the ten best cities to visit in the world by Lonely Planet, a very welcome nomination for the sleepy coastal city wanting to fast track the transition from coal town to burgeoning urban centre. This was then followed up by Newcastle being named one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch by Global magazine National Geographic Traveller in 2017.