Here are some photos from the event. We arranged some helium balloons on strings that would replicate the heights of the respective buildings associated with the proposed development. The photos demonstrate how massive the scale of the proposed buildings would be in relation to the surrounds. In particular, Building B (the tower) will dwarf the Newcastle East Public School and block views of the city from Wolfe Street. Thanks to George for the excellent camera work.
View from Brown Street, Newcastle, looking South. Black balloon is height of Building B (tower) in proposed development. View from Brown Street, Newcastle looking South. The two balloons indicate height of Buildings B (tall tower) and B in proposed development. View from Wolfe Street, Newcastle looking West over Arcadia Park. Compare the balloon with the Communications tower to its left. View from top of Arcadia Park looking North-West. Note the two balloons in the sky above the tree line. They indicate the buildings will obscure the view from the top. A view from Wolfe Street, Newcastle, looking North-West over the city and the trees of Arcadia Park. A closer shot of the balloons showing how the buildings will overwhelm the local area. Compare to the communications tower shown clearly. Crowd at Open Newcastle rally, April 13, 2019 in Mosbri Crescent opposite the proposed development site. Local State Member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp speaking to the rally April 13, 2019. Tim indicated that the proposal for the site was an over development. View from Brown Street, Newcastle looking South. The two balloons indicate height of Buildings B (tall tower) and B in proposed development. View from Mosbri Crescent, outside proposed development site with our helium balloon height indicators towering above the existing buildings. Open Newcastle’s Louisa Connors speaking to the rally on April 13, 2019. Open Newcastle’s Louisa Connors speaking to the rally on April 13, 2019.