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 ...

Public Meeting – Dec 2008

Saturday 13th December 2008 – 12 noon Newcastle Leagues Club National Park Street (opposite Spotlight) Guest Speaker: Dr. Garry Glazebrook, UTS Researcher in Sustainable Transport and Urban Development End the line at Wickham? Change of mode = longer trip Result: many will opt for car use More cars on road = traffic jams More cars ...

Dude, Where’s My Foreshore?

Dude, Where's My Foreshore?
[SOR: updated 2014 with this new composite image of GPT’s plan with Google Earth] [SOR: original 2008 blog post follows] Look closely at these pictures taken from GPT’s recently released “virtual tour” of the Newcastle CBD. GPT demands that the rail line be cut at Wickham as described in their city vision masterplan by Civitas. ...

San Diego: Railway Level Crossings Connect City & Harbour

Don’t believe everything you read in the paper. San Diego is an example of the success that comes from keeping the rail, not removing it! San Diego does indeed have a vibrant waterfront with a convention centre, marina park, and luxury hotel, but did you know it has a rail corridor along its waterfront (much ...

GPT Development and the Newcastle Rail Line

Save Our Rail has never been opposed to development in the Newcastle CBD and it is long been on the public record as regards the need for greater pedestrian access between Hunter St and the Honeysuckle/Foreshore area. Save Our Rail has been vigorously promoting a development plan for the Newcastle CBD since it was first ...

President’s Report – July 2008

Joan Dawson, Save Our Rail President Save Our Rail has continued to resist any attempt to cut the Newcastle rail line. Following the 2006 announcement by NSW Premier, Morris Iemma, that the rail line to Newcastle would be retained and there would be an improvement program, we thought we could maybe have a party and ...

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 ...