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Discussion: HEZ

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2016-12-28

Dec 28, 2016 9:37 PM # 
Glad you realised it as a big white elephant. Total disaster.
Dec 29, 2016 10:08 AM # 
They need to paint it pink** and put an SEP* field on it.

*Somebody Else's Problem

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“The Somebody Else's Problem field is much simpler and more effective, and what's more can be run for over a hundred years on a single torch battery. This is because it relies on people's natural disposition not to see anything they don't want to, weren't expecting, or can't explain.”
Dec 29, 2016 9:30 PM # 
Dec 31, 2016 6:27 AM # 
Spain post-economic crisis had plenty of signs to "zonas industriales" with streets but no discernable industry, as well as an abundance of ghost suburbs/towns - think that at one stage there were something like 2 million properties in Spain which had never been occupied.

Meanwhile, it seems the HEZ went belly-up six years ago. What it gets used for now is perhaps best indicated by the fact that number 3 on the list of Google suggestions when you enter "HEZ" is "HEZ burnouts". I assume that Eddie Obeid, and/or the conga line of Hunter/Central Coast Liberals whose careers were abruptly terminated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, were involved somewhere along the way in the debacle?
Jan 1, 2017 2:13 AM # 
I think the HEZ was the product of a separate group of spivs and shonks (plenty to go around in NSW). There was a lot of former mining land available after the underground mines closed. BHP transferred a lot of their land to the State Government to cover the cost (maybe) of the remediation of the steelworks site. Coal and Allied on-sold much of their land to the Hardie Group (HEZ and Huntlee projects particularly), who "managed" to get Govt approval for a large residential development near Branxton (7000 houses +) even though the State Dept of Planning didn't rank it in the top 100 areas for urban development in the next 30 years and the only infrastructure was the western end of the Hunter Expressway.

Many of these areas are used for orienteering, so we have to keep track of the changes in ownership and access

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