New Resources for Regions program promises minimum of $1 million a year for each of 24 local government areas

Ian Kirkwood
Matt Carr
Updated June 25 2020 - 7:32am, first published 7:24am
Singleton Council says more than $300 million a year in coal royalties come out of mines in its area, including this one, Mount Thorley/Warkworth. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Singleton Council says more than $300 million a year in coal royalties come out of mines in its area, including this one, Mount Thorley/Warkworth. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

REVISIONS to the Resources for Regions program would give 24 eligible councils a minimum of $1 million each a year, with the rest of a $50-million allocation weighted towards the "most mining affected communities", Deputy Premier John Barilaro said yesterday.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle. Now his focus is on digital storytelling and breaking news.

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