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Morrison government shelved $250million Newcastle Container Terminal infrastructure package

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 26 2022 - 9:41am, first published May 23 2022 - 9:00am
Vision: It is estimated a Newcastle container terminal would attract $1.8 billion of private investment and generate more than 15,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Hunter Region.

The Morrison government came within 24 hours of unveiling a $250 million infrastructure package to support the establishment of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle during the election campaign but dumped the commitment over concerns that it would be seen as promoting Chinese interests in Australia.

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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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