The government has gone to all this money and effort not so they can sell of the land, but rather so some of their biggest political donors can buy the land.Which political donors? Developers are excluded from donating to political parties in NSW. McCloy donated $10,000 and got found out. Do you really think they would spend $500 million for donations which would be illegal in any case? These hasn't been that much money donated to political parties in all of Australia in a decade and you really think developers would do it for less than 1 hectare of land in Newcastle. That doesn't stack up.
In 10 years time the hieght limit will likely be more than it is now.
While the light rail idea and getting rid of heavy rail has both its pros and cons. (Personally think massive corrupt mistake)
It is the manner in which they have closed it that is alarming.
Which part of closing it was alarming?