Greater Cities Commission boss Geoff Roberts says Newcastle inclusion 'not a takeover'

Michael Parris
April 7 2022 - 6:00am
Greater Cities Commission chief commissioner Geoff Roberts.
Greater Cities Commission chief commissioner Geoff Roberts.

The head of the remodelled Greater Cities Commission says Newcastle's inclusion in the Sydney "mega-region" is not a "Macquarie Street takeover" but will help the Hunter compete globally.

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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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