AGL's Newcastle Power Project at Tomago receives conditional environmental approval

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated February 22 2022 - 8:01am, first published December 1 2021 - 6:00am
On hold: An artist's impression of the proposed Tomago gas-fired peaking plant that would be situated at the corner of Old Punt Road and the Pacific Highway.

The Federal Government has signed off on AGL's proposed gas-fired power station at Tomago, even though the $400 million project appears no closer to becoming a reality.


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.