Hunter Jobs Alliance report calls for the Hunter statutory authority to create jobs

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 23 2021 - 9:49pm, first published 9:48pm
Time to act: Hunter Jobs Alliance coordinator Warrick Jordan says the establishment of a Hunter statutory authority should be a priority. Picture: Simone DePeak.

A new report has endorsed the need to establish a 'Hunter Valley Authority' to support workers and create new jobs as the region heads into a period of unprecedented economic change.

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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.