Redhead residents want an end to beach camping at Nine Mile Beach in Belmont Wetlands State Park

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
October 24 2021 - 6:30pm
Enough: Redhead residents want an end to camping on Redhead beach. Consultation is about to begin on a new plan of management for the Belmont Wetlands State Park. Picture: Marina Neil

Redhead locals have had a gut full. For the best part of a decade Nine Mile Beach and the surrounding dunes have been a magnet for increasing numbers of camping enthusiasts from as far away as Sydney.

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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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