Paddle-out against the proposed PEP11 gas exploration project at Nobbys on Saturday

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 30 2021 - 7:34am, first published 7:14am
Nobbys Beach Paddle out to protest offshore drilling, 2019, Picture: Surfrider Foundation & Save Our Coast.

Hundreds of surfers are expected to take part in a paddle-out at Nobbys Beach on Saturday morning to protest against a proposal to explore for gas off the Hunter's coastline.

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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.