Landcare Australia: Newcastle Foreshore Landscape and Urban Design Competition – 1982

“This competition for Newcastle is to produce a design in harmony with the opportunities and constraints upon the site; realistic and capable of implementation by the Council; enriching to the urban fabric of the city in contemporary terms yet recapturing the flavour of Newcastle’s illustrious past.”    

Birdwood Park: A Report on the Proposed Construction of State Highway 10A Through Birdwood Park, Newcastle: 1971

This report is concerned with the proposed construction of a highway (state highway 10A) through Birdwood Park, Newcastle. It supplements an earlier report published by the Norther Parks and Playgrounds movement (The King Street Highway: State Highway 10A: A Preliminary Report, 1968) This report attempts to emphasise that the construction of a highway through Birdwood … More Birdwood Park: A Report on the Proposed Construction of State Highway 10A Through Birdwood Park, Newcastle: 1971

Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland!

A leaflet containing information regarding the conservation of Newcastle Bight, as composed by the Newcastle Bight Coalition. It proposed the establishment of a Coastal Park in order to preserve the area. The Newcastle Bight Coastal Park Coalition was formed in June 1993 as a coalition of interested groups and individuals for recognition and preservation of … More Newcastle Bight: Our Sandune Wonderland!

Save Blackbutt: The Case Against State Highway 23 Violating Blackbutt Reserve

On the 2nd of August, 1966, at a meeting of Newcastle City Council, the Department of Main Roads announced its intention to take State Highway No. 23 through a portion of Blackbutt Reserve. This is a case against the proposal to take an expressway, namely State Highway No. 23, through Newcastle and through a portion … More Save Blackbutt: The Case Against State Highway 23 Violating Blackbutt Reserve

National Trust: Hunter 2000 Report – 1972

Hunter 2000 has been prepared by the National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.) on the request of the State Planning Authority of N.S.W. for advice to assist in the development of planning proposals in the Hunter Region. The report expresses the views of the National Trust on planning for nature conservation, scenic preservation, historic buildings and … More National Trust: Hunter 2000 Report – 1972

Hunter 2000 – Map

Hunter 2000 has been prepared by the National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.) on the request of the State Planning Authority of N.S.W. for advice to assist in the development of planning proposals in the Hunter Region. Objectives: To make conservation an integral part of planning in the Hunter Region. To secure the dedication of adequate … More Hunter 2000 – Map

The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

By Brooke Sargent (UoN Bachelor of Arts student). When I met with Ann Hardy and Gionni  di Gravio from the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections to discuss projects for HUMA3003 – Arts Practicum I mentioned my interest in pursuing environmental history once I had completed my studies. Ann and Gionni suggested I undertake a literature … More The Geology and the Changing Landscape of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley