Press Release – 24/08/2010

Save Our Rail NSW Inc – Press Release 24/08/2010 Save Our Rail is not surprised by the GPT announcement regarding their intention to pull out of their Newcastle CBD retail and residential proposal. Commercial reality has been accepted by GPT. Newcastle does not have the population to support such a development. The fact that the ...

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 ...

“Rail line will be staying” : NSW Premier

Save Our Rail welcomes the NSW Government decision to retain rail services to Newcastle. We will be constructively engaging in discussions with the government regarding the $20 million. We do not accept the Chamber of Commerce model as workable because of major technical flaws and concern over the proposed change of mode which would impact ...

Professor Currie Gives Rail Closure Advocates Curry

Newcastle Council Chambers – Today Prof Graham Currie [1] slammed the reports used to recommend the closure of the Newcastle rail. Internationally recognised transport expert Prof Graham Currie addressed Newcastle Council which had commissioned him to provide an independent review of the reports recommending the closure of the Newcastle rail line. Prof Currie pointed out ...

Presentation of Currie Review to Member for Newcastle, Bryce Gaudry

Joan Dawson, Save Our Rail NSW Inc President, gave a speech at Newcastle Station on 22nd December 2005 as part of the hand over of Prof Graham Currie’s report to Member for Newcastle, Bryce Gaudry. The report referred to in her speech is “Decision to Close the Newcastle Branch Rail Line – Independent Review of ...

Professor Currie Report Hand Over

Professor Graham Currie of Monash University has completed a report commissioned by the Lower Hunter Local Government Councils into the efficacy of reports the NSW Government has acted upon regarding the proposed closure of rail services into Newcastle. Professor Currie has described these reports as “biased, flawed and misrepresented” resulting in faulty multi-million dollar decisions ...

Meeting with Minister John Watkins – March 9th 2005

Save Our Rail met with State Transport Minister John Watkins, Bryce Gaudry, Member for Newcastle, John Mills, Member for Wallsend, Jeff Hunter, Member for Lake Macquarie, Member for Swansea Milton Orkoupolos, and several Ministry of Transport persons. Joan Dawson and George Paris represented SOR concerns, and were accompanied by Newcastle University Student Transport Co-ordinator Jack ...

SOR’s Conditional Support for Glendale Station and Modal Interchange

The general meeting of Lower Hunter Save Our Rail held 6th September 2004, voted unanimously to support Lake Macquarie City Council’s proposal for a new rail station and modal interchange at Glendale subject to the following three (3) conditions: The continued operation of heavy rail services to all four (4) stations of the Newcastle Line, ...