Amidst the creative energy and buzz of Newtown Precinct are first class, every day amenities that keep the community connected, self contained and functioning.
Newtown Precinct has a thriving market culture but for those who run out of milk at midnight there are convenience stores and supermarkets at regular intervals along the precinct. There are two IGAs, one on King Street and one on Enmore Road, and also two FoodWorks, one just near the Newtown train station and the other down near the Enmore Theatre. On South King Street there is the 7 Star Supermarket which stocks a large range of certified organic goods. People into their hardware and tool belts can go to Mitre 10 which is just behind King Street near Church Street. Laundromats and dry cleaners are dotted along the main streets of North and South King Street, Enmore and Erskineville Road.
Newtown is easily accessible with its public transport links. Both Newtown and Erskineville are on the train line and there are regular buses. Newtown is the home of many tribes but one community. Several charities operate and are supported by this proud community. Vinnies and The Red Cross both have outlets on King Street and South King Street. The Newtown Mission in the heart of Newtown provides lunch and dinner and also has food parcels. On South King Street, St Constantine’s Greek Orthodox Church is a place people can come together and be given a meal. The Hare Krishna food van is a regular outside the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre providing an evening meal.