Makespace is located at 1/323 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay NSW. You’ll find us between Petbarn and Baby Bunting, right across from Officeworks. Warners Bay is in the City of Lake Macquarie, close to Newcastle and only 90 mins to Sydney.
We understand that flexible working arrangements call for flexible pricing and membership options. Most of our memberships are month-to-month, with no lock-in contracts. Our memberships are designed to provide you with a flexible and low-risk platform to help your business grow.
We also offer memberships at a discount for periods of 12 months. If you’re a team of 4 or more and want to commit to a longer term membership, get in touch and we’ll negotiate a tailored membership just for you.
Our Makespace memberships have you covered, including:
* You must be a Makespace member to access these services. All members complete a mentor-facilitated workshop prior to accessing machinery, software and tools. Your customised price for software, equipment or capacity building will be provided once your needs are assessed.
Simply bring your own device, connect and get started!
Parking is available nearby on the Hillsborough Rd service lane (free all day), and at the Warners Bay Home Centre.
It’s super fast! We have up to 500mbps upload and download speed.
Dashworks is owned and operated by Lake Macquarie Economic Development Company, trading as Dantia.
Makespace is a vibrant community of hardware technicians, startups, digital entrepreneurs, product/industrial designers and engineers from Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and beyond. Learn more about your potential new coworkers here.
We are building a community at Makespace that includes hardware technicians, startups, freelancers, digital entrepreneurs, product/industrial designers and engineers. We welcome members from other industries and professions but priority is given to individuals and businesses who are building or designing hardware products.
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Our manufacturing workshop is exclusive to Makespace members. All members complete a mentor-facilitated workshop prior to accessing our specialised prototyping equipment, software and expertise.
We have established relationships with companies Ampcontrol and Slingshot to provide access to industrial-grade prototyping equipment, software and consultancy services at a heavily discounted rate when compared to commercial manufacturing.
Your equipment and software needs are analysed during a product assessment workshop so we can provide you with a price that best suits your requirements.
Our workspaces are generously sized: 1250mm x 750mm.
Yes! Every Makespace member has access to a storage locker and the option of purchasing a lockable under-desk cabinet for $20 per month.
Members can book meeting rooms through our online booking portal. Discounted pricing automatically applies to relevant memberships.
All members are encouraged to create a profile on our member-only internal website and our ‘member wall’ at each location. We have fostered a friendly and welcoming environment in our spaces that makes it easy to meet other members.
Makespace is for companies, startups or entrepreneurs looking to develop hardware products. Workspace is open to all types of businesses and professionals who are looking for a base to grow their business.
We’ve got a great partnership with Big Air that allows us to get the fastest speeds available in every location we’re in. It’s pretty great!
Where most maker spaces offer support for small-scale product development, Makespace is focused on commercialisation. With specialised knowledge, technical expertise, commercial-grade equipment and engineering software, Makespace is purpose-built for taking your product from concept through to production.
Absolutely! We welcome member-hosted events. If you’re not a Makespace member, but have an event that sounds up our alley, get in touch.
Yes! We offer discounted memberships to eligible startups. Drop us a line for more information.
We’ll invite you in for a site visit, chat about your project and pick a date to start your 5-day free trial.Book a tour