In Depth

Steel City, 20 years later: Hopes contained behind the scenes

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated September 26 2019 - 5:36am, first published September 25 2019 - 6:30pm

TWENTY years on, if there's one obvious sign of BHP's highly managed exit strategy not working as planned, it's a red tractor slashing grass on the former steelworks site, often described as the most valuable piece of vacant waterfront industrial land in the country.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

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

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