Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell to host meeting to overhaul the state's planning laws

Matthew Kelly
Updated November 22 2022 - 3:18pm, first published November 17 2022 - 5:00pm
Muswellbrook Coal Co open cut mine - Aerial images of Hunter mines between Scone and Singleton. Date: Wednesday the 16th of March 2022. Picture by Jonathan Carroll.

Senior representatives from three state government departments will meet in Muswellbrook next month to discuss how to overhaul the state's planning laws to provide greater flexibility for post-mining land uses.

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.