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Greens call on Transport Minister to back up unproven Newcastle light rail claim

Greens NSW Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, today called on the NSW Minister for Transport to back up claims that her government’s proposed Newcastle light rail would increase public transport use. “The state government is now distributing a glossy … Continue reading

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Port Sale Bad News for Newcastle

Newcastle Port sale a bad deal for NSW and a disaster for Newcastle What are you thinking Barry? Paying for Newcastle’s urban renewal by selling a revenue generating asset (Newcastle port) to remove another revenue generating asset (the city’s rail … Continue reading

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Greens state conference backs Newcastle rail service and public ownership of port

Media release: 30 June 2013 This weekend’s state-wide gathering of Greens at Picton called for Newcastle’s Port to remain in public hands, intercity rail services to continue to the centre of Newcastle and reinvestment in the city to come from … Continue reading

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Submission on Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy. The Draft Strategy: i)         Includes no funding commitment for infrastructure necessary to the success of the strategy ii)       Failed to take into account the increased … Continue reading

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Draft Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy

The Draft Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy presents what appears to be some highly desirable upgrades for our city’s public spaces and buildings. Artists’ impressions paint an inviting picture. Who wouldn’t want what’s on offer: vistas of newly refurbished squares and … Continue reading

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Tell the State Government what you think

Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy 2012: Submission Guide: Some useful points that you could include in your submission: This is an important document for the future of Newcastle and yet was placed on exhibition over the Christmas holiday period, I hereby … Continue reading

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The Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy: Public Forum

Is it Renewal or a Step backwards for Newcastle? What has the State Government done to local planning? What happens if we lose the rail? Come along to a PUBLIC FORUM Hamilton Station Hotel On Sunday 10 March 2pm – … Continue reading

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Politics in the Pub – Railways, CBD & Land Values: Killing the Goose?

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2013 – Year of Community Confrontation?

2012 will be remembered as the Year the State Government Sidelined the Community. The government has released a number of glossy policy documents throughout the year and despite the promises, in each case they have ignored the concerns of the … Continue reading

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Vibrant and Activated Public Places Policy

Arts and Culture, Public Places and Tourism, Recreation and Sport Newcastle can become a welcoming, safe and vibrant place through embracing diversity and inclusiveness. Vibrant public places in Newcastle can be created by establishing diverse public events and supporting entertainment … Continue reading

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