Hunter offshore wind zone shrinks as Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen declares final project area

Michael Parris
Updated July 12 2023 - 7:14am, first published July 11 2023 - 10:30pm
Albanese government declares smaller Hunter offshore wind zone
Albanese government declares smaller Hunter offshore wind zone

The federal government has declared the nation's second offshore wind zone off the Hunter coast but significantly reduced its size and pushed it further away from shore.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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