Thousands of hectares of land in the Hunter Region have been cleared for urban development infrastructure in recent years

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
May 3 2022 - 10:00am
Thousands of hectares gone: Hunter's landscape disappearing fast

Singleton and Muswellbrook local government areas have had the highest rates of land clearing in the Hunter for urban development and related infrastructure in recent years.

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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.