$25m Royalties for Rejuvenation will assist Hunter coal communities during clean energy transition

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 21 2021 - 10:24pm, first published 10:00pm
Transition plan: Hunter Jobs Alliance Coordinator Warrick Jordan said a clear plan, with input from local communities, was needed for the Hunter. Picture: Simone DePeak

The Hunter Jobs Alliance has called for the creation of a Hunter-based statutory authority to ensure funds from the newly created Royalties for Rejuvenation fund are used effectively and benefit coal mining communities.

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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.