Church abandons 'affordable' tower in Newcastle CBD, sells at profit

Ian Kirkwood
Updated March 29 2018 - 11:54am, first published 6:00am

THE Catholic Church has given up on its plans for a 15-storey apartment block with affordable housing on the Empire Hotel site, selling the land at a profit to Canberra developer Bloc.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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