Newcastle container port will save growers millions but levy must go

Gregor Heard
Updated July 2 2019 - 7:15pm, first published April 3 2019 - 10:00am
NSW Farmers Association grains committee chair Matthew Madden, Port of Newcastle chief executive Craig Carmody,NSW Farmers Association treasurer Rebecca Reardon and Port of Newcastle development manager Darryn Costanzo meet at Moree last week. Photo: Moree Champion.
NSW Farmers Association grains committee chair Matthew Madden, Port of Newcastle chief executive Craig Carmody,NSW Farmers Association treasurer Rebecca Reardon and Port of Newcastle development manager Darryn Costanzo meet at Moree last week. Photo: Moree Champion.

THE GRAINS industry is getting behind a proposed container port at Newcastle which could service the port zone that stretches across NSW.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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