Category Archives: Urban Renewal

More bluster and bullying from Baird on the Newcastle rail rezoning

The Newcastle community, and Newcastle Council, must not be bullied by the Baird Government to support UrbanGrowth’s rezoning plans for the Newcastle rail line. The veiled threat by Transport Minister Andrew Constance that Newcastle Council is “robbing the people of … Continue reading

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Green Streets – News and Views from the Newcastle Greens

Making our urban forest safer ‘Beautiful terror’ in art Community energy powers on Who will revitalise Newcastle? A tale of broken promises T4: Multinational trump locals – again How TAFE is being sacrificed on the altar of ‘competition’ And lots … Continue reading

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Public funds not handouts for developers

MINE subsidence is a major constraint to Newcastle’s revitalisation, but the state government should not be undermining our public infrastructure fund by giving handouts to private developers, as they have recently announced. We need a sustainable, equitable and long-term solution, … Continue reading

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Run-down public sites need “Renew Newcastle” type approach to stop demolition by neglect, say Greens

The Greens candidate for Ward 3, Nevenka Bareham, today called for a systematic and cooperative approach for identifying and re-use of deteriorating local public buildings and sites in the Newcastle area. Ms Bareham said that she had recently been contacted … Continue reading

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Put NEW back in NEWCASTLE – Forum with Senator Scott Ludlam – October 4th

Newcastle Greens PRESENTS SENATOR SCOTT LUDLAM & Other Guests A Smarter Newcastle A Smarter Future a forum of leading Newcastle citizens to discuss Q&A the future direction for the city and the region Saturday Evening Event 4th October 2014 SAVE … Continue reading

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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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Don’t Derail Newcastle

Video from EcoTransit Sydney

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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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