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Splendour in the Park Public Meeting was held on the 29th August 2012 in the Mulubinba Room of Newcastle Town Hall to raise the awareness in the community of the issues relating to King Edward Park and its environs, the Obelisk, Arcadia Park and the Headland Reserve.

Distinguished speakers included world renown architects, Professors Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury; Archivist, Gionni di Gravio and Cultural Heritage Researcher, Ann Hardy.

Together, they presented an overview of our vitally important public open spaces, the heritage, history, and essential need for public participation.

Dr Bernard Curran acted as independent chairperson to conduct the meeting and open it to general discussion and questions from the floor.

For further information: http://www.friendsofkingedwardpark.org.au/