Category Archives: Planning

Smarter Newcastle Forum with Scott Ludlam – Oct 4th

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Newcastle Planning Inquiry an Opportunity to Press Pause on Bad Planning Decisions

Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne has called for projects and decisions under investigation by the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Planning Process in Newcastle and the Broader Hunter Region to be put on hold until the inquiry reports. … Continue reading

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Greens councillor welcomes parliamentary inquiry

“I welcome the Greens-initiated Parliamentary inquiry into tainted planning and development  decisions and encourage Newcastle residents to make submissions and get their voices heard when the inquiry begins,” Greens candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne said. “I’m pleased that the … Continue reading

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Media Release: Community must come first in planning

Greens candidates for the Newcastle and Charlestown By-Elections, Michael Osborne and Jane Oakley, will tonight throw their support behind a community driven Charter for Good Planning in NSW at an event in Hamilton. The Better Planning Network will host the, … Continue reading

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Community Charter for Good Planning Launch – Hamilton 11th September

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Planning our way out of a brown paper bag

THE latest revelations in the Independent Commission Against Corruption have highlighted the urgent need to go back to first principles to get good planning back on track in Newcastle. This is especially so in light of the Planning Assessment Commission … Continue reading

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Hands off our city – Public Rally

Rally postponed until Saturday 6th September.

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Big guns dominate draft urban planning changes

Tim Owen has announced that he will not recontest the seat of Newcastle because  it is likely that prohibited donors “contributed in some way” to his election campaign. This decision is the proper one. But in the wake of the … Continue reading

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Cr Osborne slams conflict of interest in Newcastle CBD planning

Cr Michael Osborne today has called on the state government to be open and honest and remove themselves from planning for the Newcastle City Centre. “The State Government has appointed their own state government developer UrbanGrowth NSW to coordinate the … Continue reading

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Newcastle will not be developed according to award winning strategy

The Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy received a prize for ‘best large project’ from the Planning Institute of Australia last Tuesday night. The strategy was not quite the work of collaboration it was made out to be by the prize-givers, since … Continue reading

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