If the railway line is cut and buildings are put in its place wouldn't they create more of a visual barrier to the foreshore than the current occasional train?
Newcastle seems to have a good transport interchange as it is with the buses and the nearby Stockton ferry and all the green space near the foreshore. Would it really be good to have all of that replaced by large buildings?
They could of reopened the level crossing next to the box to open it up a bit, maybe if we milk the corruption we can expose the hidden agenda but as the weeks roll by a back flip seems unlikely.
"The second thing that they need to do is to seek bids from actual tunnel constructing companies as to what they say it would cost to building a tunnel as opposed to asking developers what they think it would cost building a tunnel."
Yes that's right spend millions to sink a line that very few people use or want to use. Do any of you actually live in the region to know what youre talking about? The line id going because very few people use it and i would love to see high rise on the old corridor because as a mass transit railway line it is completely bloody useless.
Well they will probably be nice at first then rip us off to go anywhere near their Port, I bet you a million bux they over charge.
A city should not sell its port, it was a short sighted decision to buy a stupid tram.
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: You have a good number of members who own property in Newcastle?
Mr BYRES: Some of them would, yes.
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: And is the former lord mayor one of your members?
Mr BYRES: To explain, we do not have a membership based on individual membership, we have membership based on companies. If you are asking if the McCloy Group is a member, it is.
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: The McCloy Group owns a lot of property either side of the proposed
light rail route that you are endorsing. Do you see the conflict there?
Mr BYRES: We have formed this view based on 10 years of work. We do not and never will advocate on behalf of a single member.
The Hon. CATHERINE CUSACK: Is there anyone in the Newcastle business community who wants to see the railway line maintained?
Mr FLETCHER: No.
The Hon. LYNDA VOLTZ: Nobody.
The Nile Inquiry and Moving Newcastle Forward....
On Friday 21 November 2014, I entered Newcastle City Hall ready to deliver an address on behalf of the young people of Newcastle ahead of major decisions being made that aimed to contribute to our city's renewal. From the moment I entered the room I felt excluded, I did not fit the crowd. Piercing eyes hit me like lazers and in Julie Bishop style maintained their intensity for the duration of my time within the Inquiry room. They knew from that first moment that I wasn't a Save Our Rail sympathiser, rather that I had a plan and vision to cater for Newcastle's youth that didn't fit their post-colonial agenda. Below is the speech that I presented to the inquiry amidst jeers and taunts from the noisy minority of backward Novocastrians:
"My name is Matthew Newman, I am an 18 year old Novocastrian not concerned, but excited about decisions being made in Newcastle. For the first time in Newcastle’s history we are seeing record levels of investment and interest on an international scale which promises to deliver a city that is vibrant and energetic whilst maintaining its character.
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