Newstead 2021

Newstead 2021 has been established to support the development of a vibrant, informed and sustainable community in our town and surrounds. The group comprises interested members of the local community who are actively and collaboratively working towards this goal.

Purpose of the Group

  1. To support the discussion and implementation of ideas and projects that benefit the Newstead community
  2. To seek and communicate relevant information about issues concerning our community
  3. To support actions that improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of the Newstead community
  4. To promote two way dialogue with Local Government
  5. To actively seek resources that can contribute to our goal

For up to date information on the activities of Newstead 2021 go to

HMAS Bell launched in style

What a great event to celebrate – the launch of Newstead’s own pirate ship, the HMAS Bell. On Friday the 19th February a huge crowd of young and not so young pirates, turned out to celebrate in style. An initiative of Newstead 2021, the idea of a wooden pirate ship playground was conceived by the young folks of our community at the May 2008 Summit. With support from the Shire of Mount Alexander and the Federal Government “stimulus” fund the ship became a reality….but not without a lot of hard work from members of our wonderful community. In particular Karly Smith, Dean McLaren and Cr.Michael Redden deserve special thanks for their vision and persistence. Named in honour of Sam Bell, the new playground will delight people for many years to come. For more information inclufing photos visit the N2021 blog at

Contact Details

Contact N2021
Phone 54762593
Mobile 0418 138 632



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An initiative of Newstead 2021