Snowy Hydro’s Kurri Kurri power plant draws fire from Hunter community

Gas Free Hunter Alliance

Australian Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s proposal to construct a gas-diesel power plant in Kurri Kurri, 25km west of Newcastle, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, both locally and nationally.

“Community groups in the Hunter look to NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean and Planning Minister Rob Stokes to reject this unnecessary and harmful power plant and double down on making New South Wales a renewable energy superpower,” said Ms Carly Phillips, Co-coordinator of the Gas Free Hunter Alliance.

Snowy Hydro’s ‘Response to Submissions’, released on Monday, has drawn fire from community groups in the Hunter. Of the 261 submissions from government agencies, organisations and community members to the project’s Environment Impact Statement, just one supported the power plant (a one-line

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