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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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Call for Extraordinary meeting of Newcastle City Council

Dear Lord Mayor Pursuant to clauses 7.1.3 and 7.2, of Newcastle Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, we, the undersigned, hereby request that you call an Extraordinary Meeting of Newcastle Council as outlined below. An extraordinary Council Meeting on the draft … Continue reading

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Refunds for empties would reduce waste

THE things we consume and the waste we generate are costing us the earth. Australians are one of the highest waste generators on the planet. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, on average, every man, woman and child produces … Continue reading

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Port support ignores residents’ concerns

WHEN Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy offered ‘‘the support of the city’’ to the planned fourth coal loader in a glowing submission to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, he did so without the authority of the council. And, in … Continue reading

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Our Port Our Future Please Act Now!

Friday December 6th 2013:  Message to Members and Supporters from Cr Michael Osborne NEW STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR NEWCASTLE PORT 2013 Please take action (IT’S EASY). Cut and paste the form letter below, or write in your own words reasons … Continue reading

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Unseemly haste in Newcastle City Council’s radical restructure

At last Tuesday’s meeting Newcastle City Council radically restructured the way it will operate. Unfortunately, it was done without real consultation with the elected councillors. The new management structure will eliminate one director, an entire division and five senior management … Continue reading

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Community Engagement – Without Community Input

Newcastle councillors are being asked to adopt a Community Engagement Policy without even putting the document on public exhibition, according to Newcastle Greens councillors. The council will be considering the draft Community Engagement Policy and Community Engagement Framework at tomorrow … Continue reading

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Public invited to Newcastle Planning White Paper forum 30th May

Community forums have been announced for 17 metropolitan and regional locations around NSW, to listen to the community’s feedback on the NSW Government’s White Paper – A new planning system for NSW. The sessions will be held in nine regional centres across … 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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