Newcastle property industry lunch hears planning minister endorse 'Hunter Park'

Michael Parris
Ian Kirkwood
By Michael Parris, and Ian Kirkwood
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:38pm, first published December 2 2020 - 5:30pm
WHOLE NEW LOOK: A scene from the state government endorsed video showing how the 63 hectares of state land it owns at Broadmeadow could be transformed under its 'Hunter Park' plan for the sporting and entertainment area.

THE "Hunter Park" redevelopment of 63 hectares of state-owned land at Broadmeadow was the "next big frontier" for government-backed development in the Hunter, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, told a property industry lunch in Newcastle yesterday.

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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.

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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