Fast food, fast cars and hardware for Tighes Hill redevelopment site

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
February 7 2020 - 8:00pm
NEW FUTURE: The vacant land beside Industrial Drive once housed fuel storage tanks before a 20-year remediation program.

One of the biggest players in the Hunter's development industry has lodged plans for fast food restaurants, prestige car showrooms, a service station and trade retailers on the site of a former fuel depot at Tighes Hill.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


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 stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered 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.