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Transport Plans and Major Documents

This post provides links to Save Our Rail’s major documents:

  1. Our proposal for Newcastle CBD integration – December 2008
  2. Our critique of GPT’s proposal – January 2009
  3. Our response to HDC’s report – July 2009
  4. Our Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) Proposal – November 2010


1. Our December 2008 Proposal for CBD Integration

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 new commercial and residential developments with established business areas of Newcastle. Click here for more details or click the link below to view the document.

Save Our Rail Proposal (hi-res) (6.8 MB)
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2. 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. Click here for more details or click the link below to view the document.

Appendix B – Review of GPT Proposal (0.2 MB)
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3. 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 improvements would solve connectivity problems with a greater net benefit to the community than a rail cut. Click here for more details or click the link below to view the document.

Response to HDC Report (0.9 MB)
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4. 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. Click here for more details or click the link below to view the document.

Western Transport Initiative (WesTrans) Concept Proposal (3.0 MB)
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