Posts Tagged ‘Civic Park’
Here’s a slide show of the protest in Civic Park on Monday morning just gone - where people gathered to form the community picket line in advance of the trees being taken out. (more…)
Get a load of this – ‘Operation Beanstalk’ is alleged to be the name of the process of felling the Laman Street trees. Which rocket scientist on Council thought of that, do you think? Perhaps the same person who thought of the Laman Street Not-Sorry book and liquidambars as replacement trees for the Hill’s figs. (more…)
Take a child to a park and s/he’ll have a good time with or without something that screams ‘Play Area’ but it’s always seemed a shame to me that there’s no beautiful play equipment in our CBD park. This means the poor dracaenas cop it from kids climbing on them – mine are as guilty as everyone else’s – because there’s nothing else to use. (more…)
Submissions about Newcastle City Council’s draft Design Framework on Laman Street and the Civic Precinct are due on 28th February 2011. This post lists some questions worth considering. (more…)
Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the reintroduction of national service in Australia. The commemoration that was held in Newcastle started in Laman Street in front of our largest war memorial, the Cultural Centre – and under the beautiful Hill’s fig trees.
Presumably we have Energy Australia to thank for the latest bit of barbarism in the CBD. Sorry – that makes it sound like barbarism is common; it isn’t. (more…)
Had a lovely gathering under our beautiful fig trees last night to celebrate a successful campaign. (more…)