CPD Fellow Marcus Westbury wants to help ‘Renew Australia’. He discusses the success of Renew Newcastle, and the opportunities to apply the principles of this model to other neglected areas throughout Australia.
“As news of what we’ve been doing in Newcastle has spread it’s become apparent that our strategies have applications elsewhere. There are thousands — perhaps tens of thousands — of lost opportunities in the form of empty buildings that are gradually morphing into self-perpetuating problems across Australia. Scores of grassroots groups and cities have contacted us with interest in emulating the cheap, rapid and simple successes of Renew Newcastle.”
Support from the federal Government is crucial for taking the next step.
Read the full article on Crikey.com here.