Baird’s Hunter St light rail – how would it affect your business?

Consider that it would require:

  • Many months of construction
  • Loading zones removal*
  • Car parking spaces removal*
  • Taxi ranks removal*

The Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy provided for the broadening and greening of footpaths and the construction of a cycleway to encourage people to come into the CBD. Hunter St light rail will kill off this plan and urban renewal of the CBD. *

*Cabinet in Confidence Transport for NSW Advice – 17 December, 2013 – (The Newcastle Herald and the Sydney Morning Herald have the full “cabinet minute copy 71” documents available here and also via newspaper article “Rail document found in Owen office: Labor“.)