NSW premier Dominic Perrottet says Sydney planning body will take Newcastle under its wing

Michael Parris
Updated December 2 2021 - 5:19pm, first published 5:18pm
Dominic Perrottet
Dominic Perrottet

The NSW Opposition says Newcastle does not want planning decisions "made by a bunch of Sydney bureaucrats" after the government announced a new Cities Minister on Thursday.

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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.

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