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Newcastle’s Problems – The Series

Downtown Newcastle is about halfway between a seedy late-night no-go zone and a hip vibrant small downtown core. At the seventh largest city in Australia, Newcastle commands great beaches, a great lifestyle and affordable living, but downtown is a mess. This series aims to expose several issues that need to be addressed to make this a world class city.

I’m in the process of writing these posts, with the move to Canada and all, these posts could be a bit spaced out.


  1. Newcastle’s Problems – Parking and Public Transport
  2. Newcastle’s Problems – The Rail
  3. Newcastle’s Problems – The Alleys

This page will be updated as the posts roll out. Stay tuned…

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.