THE Newcastle Herald is right to question the legitimacy of ‘‘some of the decisions the government has made for the city since it took power’’. One of them was to prevent a container terminal being developed at the Port of Newcastle. The government should release the 22-page Treasury report dated February 4, 2011, titled Review of Proposed Uses of Mayfield and Intertrade Lands at Newcastle. The report was prepared by Treasury apparently for the purpose of justifying a decision not to proceed with a container terminal on the former steelworks site in 2011. Several pages were leaked to the Herald but the full report has never seen the light of day. It may help explain the current government’s reasons for opposing a container terminal.
Greg Cameron, Florey ACT