Energy Minister Angus Taylor to announce Kurri gas-fired power station will proceed.

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
May 18 2021 - 7:30pm
$600m Kurri gas plant gets the green light

The federal government has confirmed it will build a $600 million gas-fired power station at Kurri Kurri as part of its strategy to avoid a spike in power prices following the closure of Liddell Power Station in 2023.

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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.