Developers fight Newcastle council's effort to increase subdivision payments

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
December 12 2019 - 8:00pm
EXPANDING: A housing subdivision at Fletcher. The property industry says buyers will pay for higher developer contributions on housing estates in Newcastle's western corridor.

The property industry has criticised City of Newcastle's push to more than double developer contributions in the city's western corridor.

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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.