NSW Government rejected advice on Newcastle light rail, opted for developers’ preference

NSW Government rejected advice on Newcastle light rail, opted for developers' preference
The NSW government rejected official advice about the best route for light rail into Newcastle in favour of a plan that may cost up to $100 million more, delivers a slower service and provides greater opportunities for property developers, reports the Newcastle Herald and the Sydney Morning Herald. Confidential cabinet documents reveal that, in December ...

Newcastle Town Hall meeting – Wed 11 Feb 2015 @ 7pm

Newcastle Town Hall meeting - Wed 11 Feb 2015 @ 7pm
The community group Hunter Concerned Citizens (of which SOR is a member) is holding a meeting in the Newcastle Town Hall, Wednesday 11th Feb, 7.00 p.m. Come and air your grievances! Election candidates will be there – hear their views on the rail closure – let them hear what the community needs. Gladys and Mike ...

Video: Minister Goward: “No development [on the corridor]? No I don’t think so”

This NBN News report features a quote from Minister for Planning, Pru Goward, stating “Was there ever going to be no development? No I don’t think so.” (She must have forgotten saying there were no proposals before the government to develop the corridor once the heavy rail was truncated and light rail installed along part ...

Buildings at Newcastle station under rail truncation plan as Pru Goward unveils design

Buildings at Newcastle station under rail truncation plan as Pru Goward unveils design
PLANNING Minister Pru Goward has unveiled a vision for the city centre, including buildings near Newcastle station, at a Property Council lunch at City Hall, reports the Newcastle Herald. The simple animation above shows the NSW Governments “positive vision” for the Newcastle rail corridor (click image to enlarge). (As noted elsewhere by SOR, Minister Goward ...