Work has begun on the rehabilitation of 180 hectares of land at the Muswellbrook Coal Mine site

Matthew Kelly
Updated July 9 2023 - 8:16am, first published 8:15am
The Muswellbrook Pumped Hydro project team overlooking the mining void at Bells Mountain. Picture by Simon McCarthy.
The Muswellbrook Pumped Hydro project team overlooking the mining void at Bells Mountain. Picture by Simon McCarthy.

The two-year rehabilitation of Australia's oldest open-cut mine site at Muswellbrook is underway.

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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.