Deputy Premier John Barilaro unveils stage one of Newcastle Airports world class Astra Aerolab

Matthew Kelly
Updated December 8 2020 - 1:54pm, first published 1:16pm
Stage one of Newcastle Airport's Astra Aerolab unveiled
Stage one of Newcastle Airport's Astra Aerolab unveiled

Newcastle Airport and the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct are quickly becoming the epicentre of the region's push into international defence and aerospace space.

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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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