Newstan Colliery continuation project given state significant development status

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated September 21 2021 - 8:17am, first published September 20 2021 - 8:00pm
Newstan Colliery continuation plans on exhibition

A proposal to extend the life of Newstan Colliery near Fassifern by 15 years has been given state significant development status.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


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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