Residents 'shocked' over quarry approval as trucks face 22km highway detour

Michael Parris
Updated July 17 2024 - 4:26pm, first published 5:00am
A truck moving along Italia Road last year. Picture by Simone De Peak
A truck moving along Italia Road last year. Picture by Simone De Peak

A Port Stephens community group says it is "shocked" after the NSW Independent Planning Commission approved the new Eagleton rock quarry near Raymond Terrace.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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