Jerry Schwartz works on DA for Cessnock Council so his new cabins can be used by bushfire victims

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
January 16 2020 - 6:00pm
Jerry Schwartz outside two of the cabins on Thursday. Picture: Simone DePeak

Hotel mogul Jerry Schwartz is offering free accommodation for those left homeless by the recent bushfires at his Cessnock motel while he works to make a set of recently acquired cabins compliant for those requiring longer term accommodation.


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.

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