Kurri Kurri gas power plant submissions from EPA, Defence criticise Morrison government plan

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 16 2021 - 1:08am, first published June 15 2021 - 6:00am
Contentious: The government argues the gas peaker is needed to fill the gap in dispatchable power caused by the closure of Liddell Power Station in 2023.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has advised it cannot adequately assess the potential air quality and noise impacts from the Federal Government's proposed gas peaker plant at Kurri.

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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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