Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Close to Newcastle city centre, below The Hill in the background, looking green and restful is this Mental Health Facility and sports oval. This site has been occupied for a long time and has tall Norfolk Island Pines and to some extent the site is 'cut into' the hill behind it. The Law Courts and Police HQ occupy land to the right but are not shown. Other buildings seem to be disused. What's around the corner - a sell off?
My grand scheme, mine alone, would open this area and make it all continuous parklands with the high open land of the parks nextdoor- Fletcher park and King Ed park- and re-route the through traffic out of there onto the roads in the built-up area but leave some means of access for day visits. It acts as a parking lot as it is.