Petition to prevent change to transport legislation

Petition to prevent change to transport legislation
We believe the Government will introduce legislation to change the Transport Administration Act which prevents the removal of rail lines if they lose the Supreme Court Appeal. Therefore we are gathering signatures on a petition to the members of the Legislative Assembly to prevent changes that could have ramifications throughout NSW and threaten not only ...

Broad parting of ways

Ian Kirkwood writes in the Newcastle Herald that Paul Broad said on Friday and again on Tuesday that he did not believe that light rail was the best option for Newcastle. His proposal, which could be described as a ‘‘wait and see’’ approach, involves building a big and comprehensive interchange at Wickham – using The ...

Paul Broad quits Hunter Development Corporation

PAUL Broad has resigned as chairman of the Hunter Development Corporation after more than seven years, citing a ‘‘massive shift in power from Newcastle to Macquarie Street’’ and shortcomings with aspects of the government’s city revitalisation plans, as reported in the Newcastle Herald. … ‘‘We are able to run our own race up here but ...

SOR Lower Hunter meeting postponed by 1 week

A quick message to supporters that due to unforeseen circumstances the meeting scheduled for next Wednesday 19th August has been postponed for 1 week. MEETING DATE WED 26TH AUGUST 2015 VENUE: NEWCASTLE LEAGUES CLUB DOWNSTAIRS TIME: 5.30 P.M. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE :  BRING A FRIEND : KEEP ON TRACK Regards, Joan.

Urban Growth dirty tricks community talks

SOR took the NSW Government to the Supreme Court of NSW to stop it from closing the Newcastle Rail Line on Boxing Day 2014, selling the rails for scrap metal and building on the land. The judge ruled it illegal for the Government or its agencies to “rip up the rail line,” which would contravene ...

Seeking clearer visions

Ian Kirkwood’s article in the Newcastle Herald covers the potential impact on Newcastle bus services: THE state government’s UrbanGrowth agency says its four potential visions for Newcastle ‘‘reimagine the city centre as an enhanced destination, supported by new employment, educational and housing opportunities and public domain, that will attract people’’. I’m not sure who else ...