Tears, hugs, respect and pride mark Liddell Power Station's final day

Matthew Kelly
Updated April 28 2023 - 6:30pm, first published 2:12pm

"Steve you said you are always late, you were about 20 minutes today but that's ok," AGL chief executive Damien Nicks commented to veteran shift manager Steve Lanesbury moments after Liddell Power Station had sent its final power to the state's electricity grid.

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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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