Save Our Rail punches above its weight : stands up for community in unequal stoush – Media release 17/07/2015

Win or lose in the Supreme Court Appeal, Save Our Rail maintains integrity and strength, winning the “Court of Public Opinion” and presenting a credible case against the Baird Government’s underhand campaign to develop the Newcastle rail corridor – to replace trains with massive buildings. The Baird Government’s weapons have been secrecy, deception and a ...

Appeal ponders what is an open line

NEWCASTLE’S rail line has not technically been closed just because trains no longer service all its stations, the state government has told the Court of Appeal as part of renewed efforts to remove the city’s rail tracks, as reported in the Newcastle Herald. A hearing began on Wednesday to consider whether the government has the ...

Newcastle rail line debate back in court

The long-awaited appeal of the Supreme Court’s ruling last year that the government lacks the authority to remove the heavy rail between Wickham and Newcastle is listed for hearing in Sydney on Wednesday, reports the Newcastle Herald. The state government and community group Save Our Rail have each filed appeals to different aspects of Justice ...

Business owners query light rail route

HUNTER Street business owners have banded together to protest against the proposed light rail route they say would leave the already struggling precinct in ‘‘‘dire straits’’, reports the Newcastle Herald. Passmores College chief executive Duncan Macfarlane said pedestrian traffic had drastically dropped since the truncation of the heavy rail at Hamilton. Mr Macfarlane said the ...

Supreme Court appeal + SOR July meeting postponed by 1 week

Meeting change: Because of the Court case on Wed 15TH July the scheduled meeting of SOR Lower Hunter has been postponed for 1 week, until 22nd July at 5.30 p.m. Supporters to gather outside Supreme Court: The Supreme Court Hearing of the Appeal will be held on 15th and 16th July and our legal team ...