Court upholds extension to Wilpinjong open-cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley.

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 20 2018 - 2:16am, first published June 19 2018 - 7:15am

The Land and Environment Court has upheld the NSW Planning Assessment Commission decision to approve the extension to Wilpinjong open-cut coal mine near Wollar in the Hunter Valley.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.