Newcastle Herald
Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Hunter Gas Pipeline will use recently acquired property for laydown area

Matthew Kelly
Updated November 19 2023 - 5:46pm, first published 10:00am

A company linked to energy giant Santos has purchased land in the Upper Hunter in an apparent move to ensure the controversial Hunter Gas Pipeline project remains alive in face of fierce community protest.

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.