Thanks for the description: Fifty Shades of Grey 26.10.2013



Thanks to Keith Parsons for telling me this is how some council workers describe Laman Street now.


Council kept the *cough* view corridor between the library and the Town Hall.


Great workmanship. Don’t trip over.


We won’t know ourselves without fences.

I’m told that Council’s general manager said on radio yesterday things like ‘it goes to show people need to trust council more’ and ‘these trees will be safe’.

In today’s Herald there’s an article about a journal article which points out that the risk assessments in Laman Street included gross errors. Apparently Newcastle Council objected to this. #jerks

Laman St April 2010


This is what all the fuss is about

Friday 5th March 2010 in Laman Street

Friday 5th March 2010 in Laman Street. Our best interests at heart.


The Cultural Centre December 2009

The Cultural Centre December 2009






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3 Responses to “Thanks for the description: Fifty Shades of Grey 26.10.2013”

  1. ArchitectGJA Says:

    There is no amount of PR and spin by NCC reps that will convince anyone with a functioning brain cell that this pavement monstrosity is any kind of betterment for Laman Street or the Community. Those who promoted this assault on a treasured amenity can now gaze gaze at their albatross from the security of their concrete-cancered tower snd perhaps wonder if that $4 million could have been better spent. #Shame

  2. Leanne Guihot Says:

    Oh, Caity, it make me so sad to see the photos from 2010. I still can’t believe the trees are gone. Do you know, I still can’t look across Civic Park, as I drive along King Street – it is just so ugly. Maybe I lack vision – but by the time the Council’s vision is realised, I’ll be long gone… I was born in Newcastle, and have precious memories of Matara in that park.. The procession along King Street with massive floats, the wonderful art of local Novocastrians, all framed by the majestic and glorious park… sad. Regards, Leanne Guihot

    Sent from my iPad


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