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Village Voice, April 1, 2022

EfW Project Update

11 May, 2022

EfW as a catalyst for transformation

Australia’s leading sustainable waste management company Cleanaway has been working with Greenspot on the potential for an EfW facility at Wallerawang

EfW Project Update May 2022 (PDF)

Village Voice, April 1, 2022

Greenspot Community Update #2

31 March, 2022

"Modern technology and world-class emissions standards ensure health and safety standards are met and/or exceeded."

Many of you have written to us with your questions about the health and environmental impacts of EfW. We have answered some of these here and you can find more on our Energy from Waste, Resources for the Community page.

Community Update #2 March 2022 (PDF)

Community Update March 2022

Greenspot Community Update #1

22 March, 2022

A New Opportunity Emerges: Energy from Waste (EfW)

EfW diverts non-recyclable waste from landfills and is a critical part of the NSW Government’s 20-year strategy to deliver on environment protection goals.

The role that EfW could potentially play in the evolving Lithgow economy is clearly an important issue for the community. Many of you have called out the environmental and economic benefits while others have raised questions and expressed understandable concerns. Download the PDF to read more.

Community Update #1 March 2022 (PDF)

Community Newsletter

Wallerawang Power Station transformation on track to attract new industries to the region

23 February, 2022

Greenspot and its demolition partner Liberty Industrial successfully carried out a controlled explosive demolition of the Unit 7 Boiler structure at Wallerawang Power Station near Lithgow.

The demolition is another major milestone that paves the way for transformation of the site into an integrated multi-use precinct.

View the media release (PDF)

Greenspot carries out blast of its Unit seven boiler at Wallerawang Power Station – Lithgow Mercury

23 February, 2022

Greenspot's major restructure and refurbishment plans continued with the demolition of the Unit seven boiler at Wallerawang Power Station..

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Community Newsletter

Blast Notification - Demolition of Unit 7 Boiler

February, 2022

Preparation is underway for the planned explosive demolition of the Unit 7 Boiler on 23 February 2022 between the hours of 9am and 1pm.

  • Upcoming blast events
  • Managing safety
  • Can I enter the site to take photos?
  • Can I fly a drone to view the blast?
  • Will there be disturbance created by the blast events?
  • Where can i safely watch?

Download a PDF of the Blast Notification.

Blast Notification of Unit 7 Boiler (PDF)

Community Newsletter

"Demolition of Unit 7 Boiler" - Community Newsletter

February, 2022

Read about the upcoming blast events.

  • Upcoming blast events
  • Managing safety
  • Can I enter the site to take photos?
  • Can I fly a drone to view the blast?
  • Will there be disturbance created by the blast events?
  • Where can i safely watch?

Download a PDF of the Greenspot Community Newsletter.

February 2021 Newsletter (PDF)

Councillor Darryl Goodwin wants to bring industry jobs to Lithgow – Lithgow Mercury

14 January, 2022

In this interview, Cr Goodwin shares thoughts on industrial and economic development in the Lithgow region, including opportunities at Wallerawang Power Station.

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Major Development Application lodged for Wallerawang NSW Battery

15 December, 2021

In a major step toward creating a sustainable energy hub, Greenspot lodged a development application and environmental impact statement with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a 500MW/1,000MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

  • Specifics of $400 million project
  • Planned timing
  • Additional possibilities in the transition to renewable energy

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‘The skyline changed’: End of an era for power station as new energy chapter begins – The Sydney Morning Herald

24 November, 2021

Read about the impact of the partial demolition at Wallerawang Power Station, including some of the iconic site’s history and commentary from Rob Cluff, one of the station’s former miners.

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Wallerawang Power Station Controlled Blast – Media Release

24 November, 2021

Read about the demolition of two large chimney stacks and one of the boiler houses at Wallerawang Power Station..

  • Details of the blast
  • The tribute event leading up to the blast
  • Plans for the future of the site

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Iconic Lithgow coal-fired power station demolished, paving way for renewable energy hub – ABC

23 November, 2021

See video coverage of the partial demolition at Wallerawang Power Station.

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‘End of an era’: explosives topple giant chimneys at defunct NSW coal-fired power plant – The Guardian

23 November, 2021

Read about the recent partial demolition and plans for the future of Wallerawang Power Station

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Community Newsletter November 2021

"Demolition of Chimney Stacks and Boiler" - Community Newsletter

November, 2021

Read about the upcoming blast events.

  • Upcoming blast events
  • Managing safety
  • What areas are covered by the exclusion zone
  • Can I fly a drone to view the blast?

Download a PDF of the Greenspot Community Newsletter.

November 2021 Newsletter (PDF)

Community Newsletter October 2021

"Demolition of Chimney Stacks and Boiler" - Community Newsletter

October, 2021

Read about the upcoming blast events.

  • Upcoming blast events
  • Managing safety
  • About Liberty Industrial
  • Can i enter site to take photos?
  • Where can I safely watch?

Download a PDF of the Greenspot Community Newsletter.

October 2021 Newsletter (PDF)

Greenspot start process of repurposing power station site into home of the Wallerawang 9 Battery – Lithgow Mercury

3 June, 2021

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‘All about evolution’: Here’s what to do with a dead power station – The Sydney Morning Herald

14 May, 2021

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Work underway to repurpose Wallerawang power station into battery and industrial zone – ABC

8 May, 2021

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Community Newsletter February 2021

"The Wallerawang 9 Battery" - Community Newsletter

22nd February, 2021

Read about:

  • Greenspot and our plans for the Old Wallerawang Power Station
  • A Grid-Scale Battery on site
  • The name of the Battery
  • What the next steps are
  • Overview of the Project

Download a PDF of the Greenspot Community Newsletter.

February 2021 Newsletter (PDF)

Liberty Industrial

Wallerawang Power Station Demolition Contractor Announced

February, 2021

After a selection process in late 2020, we have chosen Liberty Industrial as the principal contractor to assist us with the Decommission, Demolition and Rehabilitation (DDR) program. Liberty is an experienced contractor having demolished a number of power stations, most recently the Munmorah Power Station on the NSW Central Coast.

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Liberty Industrial

Grid Scale Battery Proposed for the Wallerawang Power Station Site

February, 2021

As an important component of our vision for the Greenspot 2845 Activity Hub, we have commenced the planning approvals process, seeking development consent for the construction, operation and maintenance of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) of 500 MW capacity that would provide 1,000 MWh of energy storage.

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