PORT DEVELOPMENT – COMMUNITY ISSUES FORUM

INVITATION

PORT DEVELOPMENT – COMMUNITY ISSUES FORUM

Venue – Mayfield Bowling Club

2a  Ingall Street,  Mayfield

 Date – Wednesday December 14

Time – 7.00 to 9.00pm

Newcastle Greens welcomes your participation in a discussion forum which aims to identify issues and specific problems created by the development and expansion of Newcastle Port infrastructure and services.  It is acknowledged that the Port is considered to be vital infrastructure of regional and State significance and an integral component for the future of our city.  We need to get its planning and implementation right.

Green MLCs David Shoebridge, Cate Faehrmann, John Kaye and Jeremy Buckingham and Senator Lee Rhiannon will attend to lead group discussion on areas pertinent to their specific portfolio responsibilities.

In order to expedite proceedings we ask that you submit details of the major concerns of your group to the undersigned by email as soon as possible.  This will allow us to designate you into an appropriate discussion group pertinent to our MLCs and Senator Rhiannon’s portfolio responsibilities.  If you wish to register documentation for discussion or consideration, and not attend the forum, you are welcome to do so.

Newcastle Greens have identified for discussion (not in order of importance):

  • Port Concept Plan,
  • Transport and provision of infrastructure,
  • Employment and regional economic stability and growth,
  • EPA – Licence to pollute, Pollution monitoring,
  • Environmental impacts (dredging issues – meeting international treaty obligations)
  • Cumulative effects of different industries including intergenerational issues (sustainability, climate change, opportunities for diversification)
  • Funding and governance issues

We wish to add to the list of issues directly from community groups.  Early in the New Year you will be supplied with feedback and a plan of representation of issues at Local, State and Federal Government levels.

RSVP and enquiries should be directed to either of the undersigned. Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Megan Benson  megabens@gmail.com  home phone 4997 6522  or

Beverley Symons  bevsym@gmail.com  home phone 4962 2160

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