The Square

Upcoming events

Twilight Movie Series information coming soon.

About The Square and The Edge

The Square is the lively heart of the Newman town centre - a 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 that 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:

  1. Ask a question - for direct enquiries, email [email protected] or by phone (08) 9175 8000

Thanks to The Square and Edge Partners

Funding partners

  • Government of Western Australia
  • Pilbara Development Commission
  • Landcorp
  • Shire of East Pilbara

Delivery partners

  • Meshpoints
  • UDLA

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​.