NSW inquiry to investigate contentious Hunter planning decisions

Posted on September 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Parliamentary inquiry to examine ‘what really happened behind closed doors’, says Greens MP David Shoebridge

Tim Owen

Newcastle MP Tim Owen (right) quit state parliament following an Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP Image

An inquiry will investigate controversial planning decisions in the NSW Hunter region amid allegations Liberal MPs received illegal donations from developers.

The newly formed parliamentary inquiry will examine contentious projects in Newcastle and the Hunter, such as the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy, the Whitebridge housing development and the truncation of the Newcastle rail line.

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