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Hunter heritage under threat

The Hunter is blessed with an enormous depth of Aboriginal heritage, culture and history. The rich soils of the Hunter Valley, the abundant estuaries on the coast, the sandstone escarpments of the mountains and the fertile river flats have been home to Aboriginal people for well over 20,000 years. Rock carvings, scar trees, sharpening grooves, birth […]

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Newcastle Rail – half a dozen reasons to keep it

The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Newcastle Planning Process has released an interim report making a compelling case to retain the rail link and for the Government to scrap its plans to cut the rail on Boxing Day. The Parliamentary Inquiry into Newcastle Planning was established by a motion moved by Greens MP David Shoebridge. Its recently […]

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MEDIA Damning high-level planning report on Newcastle buried by Council and State Government

A high-level independent report prepared for Newcastle Council that is highly critical of the State government’s controversial rezoning of Newcastle’s East End has been hidden by the Council and State Government from councillors and the public. The report was ignored by Council and the State Government when the controversial and out-of-scale rezoning of sites owned […]

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Newcastle’s planning process to be properly examined

Parliament has today voted in favour of a Greens motion to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into key planning and development decisions in the Newcastle and Hunter region, such as the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy, the Whitebridge development and the truncation Newcastle rail line. The vote in support of the Greens motion to establish the inquiry […]

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It’s time for an inquiry into Newcastle’s planning process

From brown paper bags of cash, a raft of illegal developer donations and endless lies and cover-ups from politicians, it is time that a focused and considered spotlight was turned on key planning and development decisions in the Newcastle and Hunter region.  People across NSW have been following the trail of developer money, scandal and […]

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Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy SUBMISSION

On 19 April 2013 submissions closed on the current proposal for the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy. we made a submission on this strategy, which can be downloaded from here: Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy. The Government’s proposal is available online here. This strategy presents a unique opportunity to plan for the future of the second biggest city […]

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