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ENGINEERING GROUP CALLS FOR CHANGES TO LIGHT RAIL ROUTE

State Member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp has once again called on the Baird Government to change the proposed light rail route. It comes as a national engineering lobby group weighs in on the debate, calling for the project to follow the existing corridor. You can read the full statement from Transport for NSW Newcastle Coordinator General, Anna Zycki, here: The NSW Government announced the preferred light rail route in Newcastle in 2014, following extensive consultation with residents, customers, community groups and other stakeholders about the options. The route selected strikes the best balance between providing a quality transport outcome and enabling the city to be revitalised and reconnected to its waterfront. We welcome the community’s latest comments about the project’s Review of Environmental Factors report, which sets out the impacts of light rail during construction and operation. The extended consultation …

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CITY HALL CLOCK SHINES RED FOR THE SALVOS

A Newcastle icon has taken on a new look, with City Hall’s clock tower shining a bright shade of red. It’s to support the Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal, which culminates in a doorknock – held on the 28th and 29th of this month. The appeal aims to raise $8-million nationally. (VISION ONLY)

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NEWCASTLE’S LIGHT RAIL UNDER MICROSCOPE AT INFORMATION SESSION

The Baird Government’s light rail plans for Newcastle’s CBD were once again in the spotlight today, at an information session held by Transport New South Wales. The discussion forum, which attracted far fewer people than expected, addressed concerns over a lack of parking. “Look I think a lot of people really do understand the parking issues in town and they’ve been coming up with good ideas about where we can look at parking in other locations.” New data released by Newcastle City Council yesterday shows 89 percent of current parking spaces along Hunter and Scott streets will be lost under the plan.

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HOFFMAN RE-SIGNS WITH HOME CLUB

Newcastle-born defender Jason Hoffman has re-signed with his local club, agreeing to play for the Jets for another two years. The 27-year-old began his A-League career with the club in 2008, before joining Melbourne City for a five-year stint. Hoffman was one of coach Scott Miller’s first signings midway through last year, and says he’s proud to extend his time with his home team. “It’s a great time to be at the Newcastle Jets as the club continues to move in the right direction under Scott’s leadership,” he said. “I am a Newcastle boy and I would love nothing more than to help the club feature at the top end of the A-League again.” Last week the Jets also announced former Danish international Morten Nordstrand on a one-season contract. Consistent season from Jason Hoffman. Rewarded with a new 2 year deal …

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POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER ARMED ROBBERY IN NEWCASTLE

Newcastle police are investigating an armed robbery at a Birmingham Gardens service station. Just before 7am yesterday, a male shop assistant was approached by an unknown man at a Sandgate Road service station. Police have been told a man armed with a firearm hit a window, fracturing the glass then kicked open the front door. The man allegedly took a number of cigarette packets before fleeing the scene. The offender was described as wearing a dark hooded jacket, light grey tracksuit pants, blue joggers and a blue and white striped bandana.

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