Federal election 2022: Newcastle container terminal announcement cancelled last minute by Coalition government

Matthew Kelly
Updated August 31 2022 - 7:59pm, first published May 25 2022 - 5:00am
Port of Newcastle staff with a cake that was ordered to celebrate the $250 million container terminal funding announcement that never happened.

The stage was set and a giant freight container-shaped cake ordered to celebrate the announcement of $250 million in federal funding to help establish a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


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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