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WALLSEND - Coming to Life (After Lockdown)


Residents living in Wallsend describe their town as a wonderfully quiet suburb, family-friendly and safe. Just 20 minutes from Newcastle's CBD and beaches and its close proximity to the Hunter Expressway (not to mention the realistic and still affordable real estate prices) make Wallsend a haven for families.

With all the conveniences of a flourishing community, this once mining town has become a vibrant, family-friendly

suburb with a thriving central business district that includes everything local residents require without the need to travel.

For many, a shopping trip involves a short walk or drive to the Wallsend Village Shopping Centre or Nelson Street, where there is a wide choice of major supermarkets, banks, fashion, convenience and retail stores, medical services, coffee

shops, restaurants, bakeries, pharmacies, hairdressers and beauticians - all coming together to form a dynamic business community.

The local business community is represented by the Wallsend Town Business Association (WTBA), which works to promote Wallsend as a destination and support local business and commercial property owners as well as community groups. Wayne Rogers, President of the WTBA, wants people to know that Wallsend is "coming to life" after lockdown and that it's business as usual.

"Like every other business locality in Newcastle, Wallsend businesses have had it tough, but we are a resilient lot and will get through it," said Wayne.

"With the expectation that Lockdown will end mid-October, we are looking forward to the launch of the Wallsend Festival, which will now take place from 8 to 20 November," he added.

"This much anticipated week-long celebration kicks off with Book Week Celebrations taking place on 8, 9, 10 and 11 November, followed by Blokes Day celebration (12 November), Fashion on the Footpath (16 November), Mural Unveiling and Progressive Dinner (19 November) and Movies in Federal Park on 20 November.

"This festival is exactly what this region needs right now. A free, family-friendly day that brings people of all generations and cultures together to support local business with market stalls, community groups, sporting groups, local entertainers and more all coming together in a safe and fun-filled environment where everyone is welcome."

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