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The Hunter Jobs Alliance estimates $650 million is needed to prepare the Hunter for a clean energy transition over the next decade.

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
July 1 2022 - 7:00pm
Change is coming: The Hunter's coal-fired power stations are due to close over the next decade. Picture: Peter Lorimer

"We've got a fair few pieces in place, but when you stack us up against regions in other states, there are some obvious holes.

- Warrick Jordan

About $65 million a year needs to be invested over the next decade to ensure the Hunter is prepared for the economic changes and challenges facing the region, according to a new analysis.

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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.