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Iconic Newcastle landmarks which could be put up for sale (well, not yet but it’s only a matter of time right?)

You heard the news this week, right?

I mean we all heard the news this week that the Newcastle Ocean Baths are now up for sale (or up for a re-development if you want me to decode council-speak).

This might not mean much to some, but after reading the development proposal/marketing material for potential buyers/investors which includes the possibility of demolishing the site (minus the facade of course) surely it has to mean a little bit to at least a few of us.

So without further ado, here are our top five things that may or may not be on the chopping block pretty darn soon. 

King Edward Park

Well, obviously the best use for King Edward Park is turning it into some sort of Jurassic Park (that is after we’ve already claimed Glenrock for the same thing). What a beautiful use of public space. At least the trees will stick around. 

Nobby’s Lighthouse

It’s the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Newcastle, right?

So… that’s prime real-estate and prime advertising space! Let’s turn it into a roving, flashing, super-duper exciting billboard for one, a roving restaurant and then a penthouse apartment. #gentrification #progress

Fort Scratchley 

Who needs historically significant landmarks when the whole thing just screams prime realestate. Imagine the views people!

The possibilities are endless! Perhaps Westfield will buy it and we can all shop till we drop huh?

Merewether Baths

Well, one is on the chopping block, why not the other? Who knows what the baths could be turned into? It’s too hot to come up with any ideas as to what it could be but my first guess is a glass-bottom restaurant, just with swimmers doing hot laps underneath ya know?

The Pole

Newcastle’s latest, hottest, and greatest tourist attraction is causing quite the stir around the town of late, so it’s a pretty logical explanation that it surely be put within range of the developers’ sneaky little bits in no time at all.

Perhaps they will turn it into prime real estate, or a teeny tiny apartment building for ants. Who knows?

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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  1. Even if the State Government sold anything more off or developed more of Newcastle against Novocastrians wishes they would just pamper over the criticism and detestation wrought on Newcastle businesses and public by awarding themselves a first prize in Re-Vitalisation as they did this morning. No better judge than yourself is there?!

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