Blueprint Institute report recommends coal royalties be used to support economic transition

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated October 4 2021 - 2:45am, first published 1:00am
The road ahead: Coal royalties will help regional communities diversify.

Regional NSW communities would receive more than $80 million per year in existing state government coal royalties to seize new opportunities as coal assets wind down, under a proposal put forward by the economic think tank the Blueprint Institute.

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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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