NOTICE OF MOTION: REQUEST FOR A BRIEFING FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT’S HUNTER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
COUNCILLOR: M OSBORNE
That Newcastle City Council requests a briefing from the Hunter Development Corporation outlining the following:
a) the corporation's timeline for developing its submission for federal government funding under the Major Cities program
b) the process it will use for receiving and considering community input in preparing its submission
c) the criteria it will apply to projects included in the submission, particularly in relation to Newcastle 's public transport system (including the future of the Newcastle rail line).
In August 2008 the NSW Government announced the formation of a Newcastle CBD Taskforce to oversee the preparation of a strategy to stimulate private sector investment and economic growth in the Newcastle CBD.
The Taskforce conducted a public workshop in October 2008 and a public meeting in December 2008.
The Hunter Development Corporation has been given the task of investigating various projects and options with a view to preparing a report for the NSW Government that would be capable of forming the basis of a submission to the Commonwealth Government.
To date, the Hunter Development Corporation has not outlined how it will receive and consider community input into its report to the State Government or the criteria it will use to apply to the various projects and options.
My previous actions to support our rail line and our transport system can be found here:
- Sham process on Newcastle rail line
- Government declares “open season for developers”
- Major parties reject opportunity to debate Newcastle Rail cuts
- Truth and honesty from 'independents': Clr Scott Sharpe
- Council gags Greens motion
- Supporting our rail line
- Conservatives want more of our foreshore
- GPT credibility now on the line
- Council meeting
- Greens slam Liberal ploy
- Bring on rail election
- GPT rail ultimatum threatens Federal funding