Of course he’s going to support his own development, who wouldn’t.
Anyway, that’s not what I’d like to talk about. What I would like to discuss/argue whatever you want to call it, is about Media Watch.
They are a program that criticises the media. Well ABC, now it’s your turn. Myself and other local residents who think the development is a great idea have left comments on your site in relation to a story you did about the Maryville Resident’s Action Group.
Well, I’d like to start off the week by saying after last week’s discussions on the topic of the Maryville Markets I never expected it to take off like it has.
Thank you to everyone for their feedback both on the site via comments and privately as well.
I’ve been asked to provide details of how to obtain copies of plans and information etc, which I think is a fantastic idea, as I continue to push and maintain that the only way for people to form a genuine opinion on the matter is to firstly have all the facts and relevant information.
I will continue to make a stand, not just on this development but on all future developments, that the communities involved should be provided with ALL the information. For long enough now I have been one of those people who have listened to the vocal minority throw their hands up on developments yet we never get to hear the other side of the story. I was one of the people totally in support of the Nobby’s Lighthouse Development yet I sat back and only privately complained about the vocal minority getting all the attention.
Now that I have an outlet to have my voice heard and I intend to use it. You can also have your voice heard by leaving comments.
So here are the details that I currently have for the Maryville Markets Development:
The sites original zoning was Industrial, meaning to have develop it into a market, Mr Constantine had to apply for an amendment to the LEP. This is currently in Council.
If the ammendment is approved it will then able Mr Constantine to lodge a formal Development Application. If this does happen the application will be open for public viewing. You can do this by visiting the Newcastle City Council’s office and/or website.
Newcastle City Council: 282 King Street | Newcastle
Phone 02 4974 2000
Website: www.ncc.nsw.gov.au. There is a tap across the top call ‘in council’ which has all the information on meetings, what is in Council and what is up for public exhibition.
I will endeavour to post any information I have and link to any relevant websites and documents that I can find.
Thanks again to everyone and let’s hope our community can work not only with each other, but with developers to voice our genuine concerns and continue to grow the great area in which we live, for the better.
From a little rant about silly flyers to a newspaper story, the topic of the Maryville Markets certainly has taken on a life of its own in my life. After posting my opinion on the flyer we received opposing the Maryville Market development, I received a phone call from site owner and developer Con Constantine’s office. They wanted to thank me for my article. Mr Constantine, you’re welcome. They also wanted to run an article on it. Stay tuned I’ll post it once it’s been published.
So after my first post I delved deeper into the situation and have discovered something that I can tell you right now, I’m not very happy about. Now let me just say before we go any further, this post is not because I wish to become the Poster Girl for Mr Constantine’s development, in this opinion the development is almost irrelevant.
So you ready, here we go.
Today’s Puff is about miss informing people to gain support for an action . Now don’t get me wrong, if something is happening in your suburb and you are genuinely concerned then I’m all for the people power, but what I am not for is people who form these groups and misinform the community.