Water Minister Kevin Anderson rules out Cease to Pump restrictions for farmers on the Hunter and Paterson rivers

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 27 2022 - 8:03am, first published 12:43am
Good news: Water Minister Kevin Anderson tells Maitland farmers there will be no cease to pump restrictions. Picture: Simone DePeak.

Lower Hunter farmers have won their battle to continue irrigating from the Hunter and Paterson Rivers following a backdown from the state government.

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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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