Newman Town Square Opening

Newman Town Square Opening

July 2017 saw the opening of The Square in Newman, a forward thinking initiative designed to engage the community of this mining town in the heart of the West Australian heat. The feature of The Square is a large format screen with full surround sound, heralding a resurgence of the outdoor cinema experience. It also provides backdrops for performing artists and messaging for the Shire as well as being a focal point for a wide range of community engagements. With a fully equipped kitchen, meeting spaces and offices, Hewshott was responsible for all AV, IT, Security and Acoustics for this project.

Challenges of the Pilbara are the intense heat and dust that is synonymous with central Australia. Providing highly technical solutions into this environment required some creative thinking and substantial research to ensure the solutions would sustain month after month of punishing environmental conditions. The result is astoundingly clear, full sound, quality video, flexible IT and a ‘fit for purpose’ solution that will cater for a wide range of events.

The facilities in The Square have received universal praise from across the community, local and state government and are in constant use, especially over the weekends.