Tag Archives: Cessnock Council

Buchanan Mosque approved by Cessnock Council

This is my ‘official’ thank you note to everyone who made it possible for Cessnock Council to approve the mosque at Buchanan last night (Wednesday 20th July). To the Newcaslte Muslim Association, Phillipa Parsons from Newcastle: Unity in Diversity, Uniting Church Hunter Presbytery, Jo Wickham from Refugee Action Network, the Olive Ribbon Campaign, Sister Diana Santleben from Hunter Refugees & Partners Inc,

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Double standards at Cessnock Council

Double standards at Cessnock Council Cessnock Council descended into farce on Wednesday night when it voted to adopt a Heritage Policy to protect heritage items and at the same meeting voted  to allow the demolition of the roof of a heritage listed hotel. The Heritage Policy says Council is committed to recognising, protecting enhancing and promoting  European and Aboriginal heritage in the Cessnock Local Government

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ICAC interviews Hunter residents over Huntlee development near Branxton

Very good to see ICAC investigating this planning debacle.  The public deserves a full explanation of how a project aiming to place 20,000 people in urban sprawl, nowhere near jobs and which will clear endangered bushland, came to be approved in the first place. James Ryan ICAC interviews Hunter residents over Huntlee development near Branxton By JOANNE McCARTHY Feb. 12,

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Court challenge to overturn HEZ development approval

from ABC Newcastle Posted Tue 3 Feb 2015, 11:33am PHOTO: Friends of Tumblebee said the steel fabrication plant will have a disastrous impact on the critically endangered bird, the Regent Honeyeater. (Friends of Tumblebee) MAP: Kurri Kurri 2327 A dispute over the approval of an industrial development in the Hunter Valley heads back to the Land and Environment Court today.

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An emotional goodbye for Wollombi Public School

By Jessica Willard Dec. 18, 2014, 10:01 a.m. Wollombi Public School students Atticus, Phoenix, Annalisa, Daniella and Maya joined principal Michelle Murphie and librarian Deanne Baker in ringing the school bell for the final time. Wollombi Public School students Atticus, Phoenix, Annalisa, Daniella and Maya joined principal Michelle Murphie and librarian Deanne Baker in ringing the school bell for the

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Environmentalists concerned industrial estate will lead to extinction of threatened bird

Environmentalists concerned industrial estate will lead to extinction of threatened bird Updated about 9 hours agoTue 14 Oct 2014, 5:11am PHOTO: The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.(Friends of Tumblebee) MAP: Cessnock 2325 Environmentalists say plans to develop an industrial estate near Cessnock could ultimately lead to the extinction of a bird species. A new study has found the Hunter Economic Zone

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