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Greens Push McCloy to Stand Down While ICAC Investigates

Greens councillors are calling for Jeff McCloy to stand down as Newcastle Lord Mayor, amid an ongoing ICAC probe into political donations. It follows Mr McCloy’s admission that he contributed almost $10,000 to Tim Owen’s 2011 state election campaign. See … Continue reading

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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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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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Planning Reform Forum in Newcastle

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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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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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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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Media Released – Greens call for details on city revitalisation plan

19 June 2012 Newcastle Greens today called on the state government to urgently release details of its promised plan for revitalising the Newcastle CBD, in the light of this week’s announcement that Landcom will be buying up much of GPT’s … Continue reading

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