Save Our Beach survey highlights concerns about 4WDs, camping and the future of Belmont Wetlands State Park

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 15 2022 - 7:27am, first published May 14 2022 - 11:41pm
Sensitive issue: Residents have voiced concern about the social and environmental impacts of camping in the Belmont Wetlands State Park.

A community survey of residents living near Belmont Wetlands State Park has indicated strong opposition to beach camping and unrestricted four wheel drive vehicles using the park.

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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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