Newcastle Council has decided not to proceed with the rezoning of land at Fletcher, a welcomed call from local residents.

Council decided not to allow rezoning, calling it crucial to the nearby wetlands.

Locals have been lobbying for years to keep the Green Corridor at  505 Minmi Road, since it is the land piece of land before State owned National Parks.

Wall-to-wall housing was inevitable if the rezoning went ahead.  (Image courtesy of Hannah Walmsley via ABC)

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery belives the rezoning would have had rather negative effects for the local region, saying “it would have meant that the area in the long-term would be less attractive.

“It would have taken away that important link for our flora and fauna”.

Had it been approved, the rezoning would have brought forth low-density

housing in the area.