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Parties refuse to back rail corridor bill
Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has withdrawn his Newcastle inner-city rail corridor protection bill and criticised the Government and Opposition for failing to back the legislation, despite widespread community support.
It is with great pleasure today that I join with the Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Kevin Humphries, to announce a $26 million plan to connect 400 homes in Wyee to the Hunter Water reticulated sewerage system.
Greg Piper introduces bill to preserve Newcastle rail corridor
Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has introduced into State Parliament a bill aimed at preserving the Newcastle inner-city rail corridor for open space and passive recreational use once the heavy rail line has been removed.
Regular commuters should be aware that a number of paper train and multi-fare tickets will no longer be available from Monday, September 1, including adult off-peak return, some MyMulti tickets and adult weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and yearly train tickets.