Push to create a water wonderland from Hunter mining voids

Matthew Kelly
February 19 2024 - 5:00am
The Upper Lusatian Biosphere Reserve in Germany has been created from disused coal mines
The Upper Lusatian Biosphere Reserve in Germany has been created from disused coal mines

An independent assessment of a plan to repurpose disused Upper Hunter mining voids into a series of interconnected lakes has found the proposal could be a driver in the region's post-mining economy.

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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.

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