Keith Pitt says he will make a decision about PEP 11 in the near future

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated February 12 2021 - 7:10am, first published 2:24am
A human chain was formed at Bar Beach on Thursday in opposition to PEP 11. Picture: Hunter Community Environment Centre

Resources Minister Keith Pitt has promised the Hunter community will not have to wait long for a decision on an application to allow offshore gas exploration off the region's coast.

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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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