Health of our estuaries report highlights differences between Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter River

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated January 10 2022 - 7:47am, first published January 9 2022 - 11:58pm
Big Improvement: Lake Macquarie's overall health was considered very good.

Lake Macquarie is a picture of health but the Hunter River is struggling due to a combination of environmental and social stresses.

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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.