Kotara feels the pinch of townhouse growth

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 27 2019 - 10:41pm, first published 6:30pm
SPACE INVADERS: Kim Angeli on her back deck in Bryson Avenue, Kotara. She is concerned about the impact of townhouse developments on the suburb. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The quiet back streets of Kotara are an archetypal slice of Australian 1960s and '70s suburbia.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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