LAMAN STREET FIG TREES
We urge your participation in the PUBLIC VOICE on the LAMAN STREET FIG TREES, at the Newcastle City Council meeting this coming TUESDAY 11th, 5.30 pm. It’s important to have a packed public gallery to show support for saving the trees.
PEOPLE’S BLOCKADE OF THE WORLDS BIGGEST COAL PORT
Was a great success please see the Rising Tide Website for more details
More info: www.risingtide.org.au
STOP RAIL SELL OFF & SAVE OUR RAIL
The NSW government has new legislation that will pave the way for the closure and sell off of rail lines and associated land to developers, without scrutiny.
The Transport Administration Amendment (Rail Trails) Bill 2009 removes the need to consult parliament. If passed it would allow the removal of the lines with the stroke of a pen.
The Newcastle Greens have campaigned for many years to save the rail line from Sydney to Newcastle & for improved bicycle infrastructure including rail trails. The Government’s new laws will allow viable public rail corridors across the state to be sold off, such as the Newcastle rail line and the Casino to Murwillumbah line.
NO TILLEGRA DAM
From Sunday 14 March to Saturday 20 March, locals fighting against the unnecessary and expensive Tillegra Dam project walked the length of the Williams River to bring their message to the community.
The Tillegra Dam is ill-conceived – its construction was not on the radar of Hunter Water for the next 20 years or more yet it has been thrust forward as a ‘quick-fix’ political decision.
The Williams River valley already has one dam – the Chichester Dam – plus further regulation to natural flows at the Seaham Weir. A second dam at Tillegra would put an end to the natural floods and freshes that keep the river healthy and top up the fertility of farmland. No Tillegra Dam website
Newcastle Herald (16 Nov 2009)
A STUTTERING barred frog has been discovered on the proposed Tillegra Dam site, bringing new hope to the fight against the project.
The discovery called into question the integrity of Hunter Water’s environmental assessment report and was another blow to its “flawed” ecological assessment of the dam site, Greens MP John Kaye said.