Newcastle 2016

Young professionals in Newcastle took part in Smart Seeds for the very first time in 2016.

The program culminated on August 4 with a Showcase Event that brought industry leaders together to be inspired by fresh ideas for our future infrastructure.

Six multidisciplinary teams from leading organisations across Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Lake Macquarie gave engaging and entertaining presentations, illustrating the ideas developed over the previous 10 weeks.

The Judges’ Choice Award was presented to the Port Plus team, with the People’s Choice Award going to the Nest team.

More information on each challenge can be found here.

2016 Newcastle Teams and Ideas

Challenge A – A New Newcastle
Authored by: VeoliaGHD


Challenge B – Mine Site Infrastructure Re-imagined
Authored by: Hunter Development CorporationGHD


Challenge C – Community Unity
Authored by: Roads and Maritime ServicesGHD


Challenge D – Newcastle as a Living Lab
Authored by: Newcastle City CouncilLake Macquarie City CouncilNewcastle Now


Challenge E – Port Pride
Authored by: ARTCVeolia


Challenge E – Seven Year Storm
Authored by: GHD


Video Highlights


Showcase Event Photos

Photography by AJM Photography


Newcastle contact

E Email Michael Ulph  T +61 2 4979 9999