Government says Kurri gas-fired peaker will be built regardless of Andrew Forrest's plans for a new power station in the Illawarra

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated October 5 2021 - 7:26am, first published 12:27am
Kurri gas peaker can coexist with Port Kembla power station: government

The federal government remains committed to the $600 million Kurri Kurri gas peaking plant despite providing $30 million in funding to progress Andrew Forrest's plans for a new power station in the Illawarra.


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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