Construction work is about to start on the Federal Government's $600 million Kurri gas peaker

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated March 13 2022 - 9:31pm, first published March 12 2022 - 6:00pm
Ready to go: Work is about to commence on the construction of the Kurri gas peaker. The project is due to be completed by summer 2023. Picture: Snowy Hydro.

The Federal Government is pushing ahead with the construction of the $600 million Kurri gas peaking plant. It comes despite plans by Labor to turn the project into a $1.3 billion green hydrogen generator if it wins the federal election.

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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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