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Friday, November 21, 2014

Newcastle planning inquiry hots up - what of the University of Newcastle?

"As an inquiry into Newcastle planning decisions prepares to hold its second set of hearings, more questions are being asked about conflicts of interest over the city's rail line truncation.

The inquiry will today hear from the city's new lord mayor, Nuatali Nelmes, as well as senior figures at the University of Newcastle, the Hunter Business Chamber and retail giant GPT." (ABC)

 So does the University of Newcastle support cutting the rail?

Many reports link the University and the HDC (Hunter Development Corporation).



University of Newcastle architectural design chair Professor Steffen Lehmann spoke last night of his ideas for Newcastle in a Hunter Valley Research Foundation public lecture at City Hall.

A PROPOSAL for a new waterfront Newcastle railway terminus at Wickham Station has received a mixed reception.
The idea, suggested by Newcastle University's chair of architectural design, Professor Steffen Lehmann, was reported in Saturday's Herald.

Not so long ago, internationally recognised urban planning academic Professor Steffen Lehmann put forward his own vision of a grand railway plaza on the eastern side of Stewart Avenue, delivering passengers to the very edge of the harbour where they could take in, at a glance, the essential historical maritime nature of this important city.

NEWCASTLE'S heavy rail line should be cut at Wickham station, where a new transport interchange and waterfront plaza should form the nucleus of future harbourside redevelopments, according to Newcastle University's Professor of Architectural Design.
German-born Professor Steffen Lehmann said the rail line should not be built on, but used as a corridor for light rail or a loop bus to the East End and back.

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/44367
Professor Steffen Lehmann from the School of Architecture at the University of Newcastle spoke at the FOC meeting in favour of cutting the line, and presented artist impressions of a “green corridor” to replace it.
These images were produced by fourth-year architecture students who had been asked to provide a vision of a rail-free Newcastle. It is a condition of study that the university can use such artwork without student permission.
Lehmann was appointed by notoriously pro-developer planning minister Frank Sartor, as a representative on the Newcastle Stakeholder Reference Panel, for the Newcastle City Centre Masterplan. Lehmann is also a consultant for the HDC.

Last week it was reported a group of business people could make a bid for the lease.
Former Newcastle of University professor Steffen Lehmann revealed he had been engaged as a consultant for the group.
Key ideas he had been working on included not cutting the rail any further than Wickham, relocating heavy industrial in Carrington and running light rail down the centre of Hunter Street.

http://www.propertyoz.com.au/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?p=16&id=8631
Steffen Lehmann, a former University of Newcastle professor of architectural design, is consulting to a Hunter-based consortium wanting to bid for the 99-year lease on the port.
‘‘The capital this lease transaction can unlock means things Newcastle has dreamed of for 30 years can come true. It is a transformative opportunity that could not be over-estimated,’’ Professor Lehmann said.
Professor Lehmann’s job is to set the ground rules for the consortium’s overall vision."

3 comments:

  1. The University still has the Jeff McCloy scholarship available.

    Jeff McCloy is the disgraced former mayor of Newcastle who was forced to resign after being caught bribing politicians for redevelopment favours in the CBD.

    No self respecting University would keep a scholarship from a man who tried to profit from corruption.

    Jeff broke the law. What a poor role model to a student.

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  2. The University still has the Jeff McCloy scholarship available.

    Jeff McCloy is the disgraced former mayor of Newcastle who was forced to resign after being caught bribing politicians for redevelopment favours in the CBD.

    No self respecting University would keep a scholarship from a man who tried to profit from corruption.

    Jeff broke the law. What a poor role model to a student.

    ReplyDelete