Water Pressure: Push to make Newcastle Racecourse a recycled water hub for the city

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated August 3 2019 - 1:12am, first published July 21 2019 - 7:00pm
Big plans: Newcastle Jockey Club chief executive Matt Benson. He hopes to use recycled water to irrigate the racecourse. Picture: Simon McCarthy

A proposal to redirect millions of litres of treated effluent from Burwood Wastewater Treatment plant to Newcastle Racecourse and beyond is under consideration as part of a suite of water recycling initiatives across the region.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

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.

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