Tag Archives: Public Transport

Newcastle’s Light Rail Farce Needs Urgent Intervention from Federal Candidates

The Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Newcastle, Dr John Mackenzie, today called on newly endorsed federal Liberal candidates in the Hunter to publicly support the regional community’s concerns about the state Coalition government’s unfolding Newcastle light rail fiasco.

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Newcastle Greens Promote Cycleways as the Smart Money for a Smart City

The Newcastle Greens are getting behind a bold proposal for a 160km network of safe, accessible and interconnected walking and cycling paths linking key locations across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. The proposal, dubbed the “Active Travel Transport Infrastructure Project 2016”, … Continue reading

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Keep Newcastle Transport in Public Hands Forum

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Cessnock residents catch “last train” to Newcastle

Cessnock residents will board a bus in Cessnock tomorrow morning (Friday December 19th)  to catch the “last train” to Newcastle” fro Maitland Station. The event is being co-ordinated by Cessnock Greens Councillor James Ryan. ‘After Christmas Day there will be … Continue reading

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Hands off our city – Public Rally

Rally postponed until Saturday 6th September.

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Save our Rail Rally – Newcastle Station Wed 20th 11:50am

A group from Eco Transit, including the Federal Member for Perth, will arrive at N ewcastle Station at 11.50am. A SOR crowd is to meet the visitors (strong heavy rail supporters), who will then board the “Famous Tram” to see … Continue reading

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Maitland March for Rail – Thursday July 31

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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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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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