'A thousand sizzling frying pans': family fears clean energy transmission line will destroy their property

Matthew Kelly
Updated December 22 2023 - 10:14am, first published November 29 2023 - 4:30pm

Nestled at the head of the Watagan Valley south of Cessnock is one of the most secluded and picturesque parcels of privately owned land in the Hunter.

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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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