Councillors steer clear of making Newcastle Supercars decision

Michael Parris
Updated October 3 2023 - 7:01am, first published 5:00am

Newcastle's East End residents, businesses and motor racing fans are still in the dark about whether the city will host another Supercars weekend in March after a confusing week of horse-trading between the council and state government.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.