~~~ SOR Transport Plans / Proposals + Major Documents ~~~

This post provides links to Save Our Rail’s major documents: Our proposal for Newcastle CBD integration – December 2008 Our critique of GPT’s proposal – January 2009 Our response to HDC’s report – July 2009 Our Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) Proposal – November 2010

Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) Proposal

Save Our Rail’s Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) complements our earlier proposals to more fully encompass suburban and regional transport needs. This latest proposal builds on the existing heavy rail backbone that SOR believes must be retained. Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) Concept Proposal (3.0 MB) high quality, suitable for printing From the many options available, Save Our ...

Our response to the HDC report

The Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) report does not have adequate reasons for any removal of the direct heavy rail into Newcastle, therefore we urge the State Government to ignore this flawed report and to fully examine other options for Newcastle’s improvement. The proposals put forward by Save Our Rail for crossings, a viaduct and other ...

Critique of GPT Proposal

We have prepared a document explaining why we oppose the GPT transport proposal. We do not oppose their mall redevelopment but do reject their assertion that the “rail must go” in order to proceed with their development. Appendix B – Review of GPT Proposal (0.2 MB) high quality, suitable for printing Save Our Rail opposes rail ...

Our December 2008 Proposal for CBD Integration

NEWCASTLE – Towards a Sustainable and Vibrant City A Proposal for CBD Integration – December 2008 In its vision for a thriving and sustainable Newcastle, Save Our Rail NSW Inc identifies problems of connectivity and addresses community needs in this proposal. The resulting solutions aim to retain sustainable transport while overcoming the need to connect ...

Future Transport Needs

[NOTE: October 2008: This plan is being currently being expanded to address all north-south connectivity issues, as per our October 19th media release, and will deliver a solution superior to GPT’s proposal while retaining the rail. When ready, it will be posted on this website.] — Proposal now available here. A delegation from Save Our ...