Newcastle container port wins critical Nats backing

Gregor Heard
July 4 2019 - 8:30am
A container port at Newcastle would have a catchment through north-west NSW, which has an efficient rail network to bring the grain to port.
A container port at Newcastle would have a catchment through north-west NSW, which has an efficient rail network to bring the grain to port.

A PRIVATELY funded $1.8 billion container port at Newcastle has won critical political backing, with the NSW National Party formally deciding to support the removal of levies that are hampering the port's development.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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