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

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...
Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy SUBMISSION

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....
Nobbys preservation historic achievement

Nobbys preservation historic achievement

This article was published in the Newcastle Herald on 19 March 2013. David Shoebridge is a Greens representative in the NSW Legislative Council. He would like to pay tribute to the research of the Coal River Working Party and especially the work of Roslyn Kerr and...
Save our Rail Rally outside NSW Parliament House [PHOTOS]

Save our Rail Rally outside NSW Parliament House [PHOTOS]

David this morning spoke at a rally outside NSW Parliament House organised by Save Our Rail Newcastle. Around 200 people – including community members and unionists – gathered to protest against the O’Farrell government’s Newcastle Urban...
O’Farrell’s Hunter plan prioritises developers over residents

O’Farrell’s Hunter plan prioritises developers over residents

The Newcastle Renewal Strategy 2012 announced by the NSW government today provides detailed certainty for developers but is very light on the details on the effects on existing residents. As reported by the Newcastle Herald Greens NSW Planning spokesperson David...
Greens call for law change to protect heritage trees

Greens call for law change to protect heritage trees

Greens NSW Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge today introduced a notice of motion into the NSW Upper House seeking support to change the Roads Act to protect historic trees from unnecessary removal. “Section 88 of the Roads Act is there to protect...