About The Square and The Edge
The Square is the lively heart of the Newman town centre - an safe and productive space for both the diverse Newman community and commercial businesses. The town square facilities include an outdoor movie screen, lawn area, and “The Edge” building. The Edge is a multi-purpose business incubation hub which includes the following facilities:
- Community kitchen
- Food court
- Two pop up retail spaces
- Mezzanine for temporary office space, co-working office space and meetings.
We often ask the community members “How would you use The Edge?” because the opportunities the facility offers is endless. The Edge enriches Newman’s cultural and economic development by hosting events and start up/growing businesses to engage with the community due to its central location. We are open to suggestions and look to the community to activate The Edge with their connections, creativity and celebrations.
Want to hire out The Edge?
Do you need:
- Pop up shop/café/ stall?
- Temporary office space, co-working office or a meeting space?
- Private or a public function space?
- A space to incubate your ideas or business?
Register your Interest
There are three ways to register interest and contribute to the development for the Square and Edge:
- Join the community - of partners and users for the latest news - Facebook Group
- Ask a question - for direct enquiries, Teresa Southwell at email@example.com or by phone 08 9175 8000
Thanks to The Square and Edge Partners
- Government of Western Australia
- Pilbara Development Commission
- Shire of East Pilbara
What's On at The Square and The Edge
What is Cloud Rock?
A unique public art piece in the Newman Town Square actively demonstrates a traditional cultural story from the Traditional Owners, the Nyiyaparli people. It's also a water feature spraying a fine mist during intervals throughout the day during the hot months.
The art piece has been created to resemble clouds that will release a fine mist of water at regular intervals throughout the day. This portrays the story passed from Nyiyaparli people to Martu for custodian (caring for country) purpose. The Cloud Rock story describes how the Nyiyaparli magic men and women could talk to the cloud rocks if rain was needed.
The story has also been documented in a short film directed by Lynette Wallworth featuring animation by Sohan Ariel Hayes.
Latest photos at The Square