Defence Department won't look at nuclear submarine base options beyond Newcastle, Port Kembla, Brisbane

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated April 24 2022 - 6:59am, first published 6:55am
OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS: Newcastle is one of three options for an east coast nuclear submarine base.

The Department of Defence says Newcastle, Port Kembla and Brisbane best fit the criteria for a new $10 billion nuclear submarine base and will be the only ports considered in a feasibility study.


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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