New modelling shows how Newcastle and Lake Macquarie will be impacted by sea level rise

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated September 22 2021 - 4:04am, first published September 21 2021 - 11:00pm
Blueprint: How sea level rise could affect parts of inner Newcastle by 2100

Low-lying parts of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens could be submerged in less than 80 years if new sea level rise modelling becomes a reality.

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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.