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Matt Kean chides Sussan Ley over ‘disappointing’ destruction of Port Stephens koala habitat – The Guardian

NSW environment minister says he does not support his federal counterpart, even though his government recommended environmental approval for quarry expansion

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The New South Wales environment minister, Matt Kean, has said he is disappointed by the decision of his federal counterpart, Sussan Ley, to approve the expansion of a rock quarry in koala habitat in Port Stephens, despite the state government previously recommending environmental approval for the project.
The Brandy Hill quarry expansion will clear 52 hectares of koala habitat after it was approved this week by Ley, despite a high-profile grassroots campaign.
The decision prompted public outcry…

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