Government shelved Testers Hollow upgrades in 2015

Sage Swinton
Nick Bielby
Updated August 18 2020 - 2:30pm, first published March 15 2017 - 6:00am
Testers Hollow after the January 2016 storm.
Testers Hollow after the January 2016 storm.

The state government decided it wasnt necessary to flood-proof Testers Hollow three months before the April super storm, documents show.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter. She has been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

Nick Bielby

Nick Bielby

Senior Journalist

Nick Bielby is a crime reporter who has worked as a journalist since 2011. Having joined the Newcastle Herald in 2017, he won a Walkley Award in 2019 with Donna Page for their investigation 'Dirty Deeds', which exposed the decades of illegal dumping of toxic material in and around a Hunter waterway.

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