Newcastle and Lake Macquarie 'metro' regions denied regional funding

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated June 19 2018 - 8:18am, first published 1:58am
NEWCASTLE NOT HUNTER: Part of the budget presentation that removes Newcastle from the Hunter.

NEWCASTLE and Lake Macquarie were cut out of the state budget's "regional overview" on Tuesday, a move that cynics might say was designed to hide a lack of new spending commitments to the affected electorates.


Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.