Newcastle property industry fears lack of urgency over mine grouting fund puts development boom at risk

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:37pm, first published December 6 2020 - 6:00pm
HOLE OF GOVERNMENT: Rob Stokes, centre, inspecting state-funded mine grouting at Honeysuckle in 2015. Picture: Marina Neil

The property industry fears a state government program credited with helping drive Newcastle's inner-city development boom will be allowed to expire in two years.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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