Newcastle Greens Councilors have slammed the Council’s closed-door workshop, which was used to scrap plans of angled parking in Hunter Street.

The workshop was held on Tuesday night, sharing results of community consultations with councilors.

The council had wanted to create 20 extra parking spaces between Darby and Brown Street.

Newcastle Greens Councilor, Michael Osborne said closed door meetings are concerning.

“I think the use of workshops, especially ones behind closed doors, have always been a concern for me at Newcastle Council. They [meetings] should only be providing information to councilors.  The decision should be in open council,” he said.