Newcastle has a unique and interesting history of which we should all be aware. Newcastle's birthplace is the Coal River Precinct at the top of town.
The Coal River Precinct encompasses the landmarks of Nobbys, Macquarie Pier, Fort Scratchley (Signal Hill) and the Convict Lumber Yard that are fundamental to the understanding of the history of Newcastle.
Newcastle City Council is at present inviting comments on the draft Coal River Precinct Conservation and Cultural Tourism Management Plan (2.95Mb pdf).
The draft Plan provides a valuable overview and insight into the importance of the precinct and points to ways to enhance the contribution of the precinct to the development of Newcastle through its indigenous pre-history and European settlement.
The draft Plan is on exhibition for eight weeks from Monday, 7 April to Monday, 2 June 2008.
Written comments should be sent to:
The General Manager
Newcastle City Council
Attention: Barbara Heaton
PO Box 489, Newcastle NSW 2300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions should be received by 5.00pm on Monday, 2 June 2008.
For further enquiries please call the project Coordinator on 02 4974 2886.
The Newcastle Gerald is a proud supporter of Newcastle and the Region's heritage, and we urge you to write a submission and support this management plan.