State Budget: Muswellbrook and Singleton mayors hit out at budget snub as Cessnock MP Clayton Barr argues NSW government isn't serious about transitioning communities

Madeline Link
Ethan Hamilton
By Madeline Link, and Ethan Hamilton
June 23 2022 - 12:30am
NOT HAPPY: Muswellbrook mayor Steve Reynolds says the state government must do more to help the region prepare for the future. Picture: Peter Lorimer

THE MAYOR of Muswellbrook has called the state budget a "slap in the face" for the region as a Hunter MP says the "toe in the water" commitment to hydrogen is evidence the government isn't serious about transforming Hunter communities that rely on coal.

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Madeline Link

Madeline Link

Journalist

Madeline Link is a journalist at the Newcastle Herald, with a focus on Lake Macquarie City Council. To keep up with my stories, follow my Twitter @madeline_link, for tips email madeline.link@newcastleherald.com.au.

Ethan Hamilton

Ethan Hamilton

Journalist

Ethan Hamilton started as a digital/ print journalist with the Newcastle Herald in 2021 after interning with ACM's Voice of Real Australia/ Forgotten River podcast. He is from a small town in the Upper Hunter and has lived in Newcastle since beginning university in 2017. Twitter: @ethanjham

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