Category Archives: Newcastle Council

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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Keep the “Local” in Newcastle and Port Stephens

Therese Doyle and Michael Osborne Newcastle and Port Stephens are separate local government areas with their own distinctive features. Port Stephens is a rural, tourism-based community with many small towns, while Newcastle is an increasingly cosmopolitan city with diverse cultures … Continue reading

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Greens call public meeting on proposed Newcastle-Port Stephens Council merger

A public meeting has been called for Monday evening to help Port Stephens and Newcastle residents defend local democracy, Deputy Lord Mayor, Greens Cr Michael Osborne announced today. “The State Government have initiated a poorly-advertised, tick-a-box, sham consultation process,” Greens … Continue reading

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Public Meeting – Keep our Councils Local! – Feb 8th

Port Stephens and Newcastle residents defend local democracy. When: Monday 8th February 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Where:  Gallipoli Legion Club; Upstairs, 3-5 Beaumont St, Hamilton (Newcastle). Speakers include: David Shoebridge, Greens NSW Upper House MP, Spokesperson on Local Government Kate … Continue reading

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Newcastle and Port Stephens, a mismatch made in Macquarie Street

Media release 18 December 2015 The Coalition’s forced amalgamations announced today have recommended that Newcastle and Port Stephens councils merge without a shred of evidence in support. The Newcastle – Port Stephens forced merger plan must now go through a … Continue reading

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Greens Media Release on Newcastle Rail

Following the decision on Tuesday by Newcastle Council to support the extension of light rail in Newcastle and the formation of a Hunter Transport Authority, Newcastle Greens Councillor Therese Doyle said ‘There is widespread concern in the Newcastle community over the … Continue reading

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Why must we keep trees in our cities?

Before the storm that tore through our city on the night of Monday 20th April wreaking havoc in its path, nobody would have even asked that question. But now, many of us feel less certain about trees; we’ve had our … 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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Ward 3 Candidate Nevenka Bareham will protect local shopping strips.

Media Release Saturday 14th February 2015 The Greens’ candidate for the Ward 3 by-election has vowed she will fight to protect local shopping strips from the detrimental effects of shopping centres. “Our shopping strips are the hearts of our community. … Continue reading

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Greens’ candidate for Ward 3 address to Lambton resident’s forum

Presentation to Lambton Residents Group Monday 16th February 6pm at Lambton Bowling club Good evening fellow candidates, residents of ward 3, and other visitors Firstly I would like to acknowledge the land on which we are meeting is Awabakal land, … Continue reading

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