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A Public Meeting (see full video above) was called on the 16 March 2015 in the Newcastle Town Hall to discuss the Final Report of the NSW Parliamentary Enquiry into Newcastle and Hunter Planning.

Public Meeting - Panorama - Newcastle Town Hall 16th March 2015 (Photo: Gionni Di Gravio)

Public Meeting – Panorama – Newcastle Town Hall 16th March 2015 (Photo: Gionni Di Gravio)

The meeting was convened by Margaret Henry and chaired by Paul Scott.

Is the Rail Cut Legal? Poster (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Is the Rail Cut Legal? Poster (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Speakers included (in order of appearance):

Nuatali Nelmes – Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle (Australia)

Nuatali Nelmes - Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Nuatali Nelmes – Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


Jodie Harrison – Mayor of the City of Lake Macquarie


David Shoebridge MLC – Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council

David Shoebridge MLC - Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

David Shoebridge MLC – Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


The Hon. Lynda Voltz MLC, Member of the NSW Legislative Council

[https://youtu.be/VnsiGY-2KDY]


Brian Ladd – NICRA (Newcastle Inner City Residents Alliance)


Joan Dawson – SOR (Save Our Rail)

Joan Dawson - SOR (Save Our Rail) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Joan Dawson – SOR (Save Our Rail) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


Kim Ostinga – Friends of King Edward Park


Michelle Burdekin – Whitebridge Community Alliance


David Blythe – Hunter Concerned Citizens


Cr Michael Osbourne – Greens Councillor City of Newcastle (Australia)

Cr Michael Osbourne - Greens Councillor City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Cr Michael Osbourne – Greens Councillor City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


Jenny Aitchinson – Labor Candidate for Maitland

Milton Caine – Christian Democratic Oarty Newcastle

Tim Crakanthorp, MP – NSW State Member for Newcastle

With a selection of questions from the evening including:

Pat from Bulga

The Hunter Deserves Better (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

The Hunter Deserves Better (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Doug Lithgow and Gionni Di Gravio (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

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Newcastle Greens was formed in mid-1990 with the express purpose of contesting the 1991 Local Government election. At this election, John Sutton was elected to Newcastle City Council – becoming the equal first Greens councillor elected to Local Government anywhere in Australia.

Since then Newcastle Greens has stood candidates in every Local, State and Federal election, consistently achieving good results which have helped to win seats for The Greens in the NSW Legislative Council and the Senate.

In 1995, when Newcastle City Council adopted the ward system, three Greens councillors were elected to the Council: John Sutton, Margaret Henry and Liz Rene. At the 1999 elections, Margaret Henry was returned for another term, along with Ian McKenzie.

In 2004, Newcastle Greens won four seats on the Council, the successful councillors being: Ian McKenzie (Ward 1), Michael Osborne (Ward 2), Keith Parsons (Ward 3) and Cassandra Arnold (Ward 4).

In 2008, Newcastle Greens achieved the highest Green vote to date for both Newcastle and Lake Macquarie City Councils.  Despite this, only one Greens councillor (Michael Osborne in Ward 1) was elected in Newcastle. However, for the first time, two Greens were elected in Lake Macquarie (Hannah Gissane, North Ward and Phillipa Parsons, East Ward).

In the early 1990s, Newcastle Greens mentored the formation of Maitland Greens and later, the Central Coast Greens. We have also given financial support to other Greens organisations to assist their election campaigns, as well as to local environmental and social justice groups. Since our formation, our members have been actively involved in the progressive social change movement in campaigns and organisations in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter.

As one of the largest local groups within the structure of the state and national Greens Party, Newcastle Greens has been active and influential in both organisational and policy debates and decisions within The Greens NSW and the Australian Greens, and local members have served in both state and national positions within the Party.

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The records were deposited by Beverly Symons and Ross Edmonds in December 2009 and accessioned May 2011 by Ms Melanie Patfield. The listing of the archival collections was made possible by the kind generosity of the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund.

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