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EOI closing soon on Wallerawang Power Station

A reminder that EnergyAustralia’s call for expressions of interest in reusing or developing the decommissioned Wallerawang power station and its associated infrastructure, close at 5pm, Monday 15th August.

Local Member for Bathurst Paul Toole is calling on businesses throughout the region, New South Wales, Australia and internationally to put forward strong proposals for the site’s future use.

“The old Wallerawang site is an important asset to the area and I hope it can be put to good use in kick-starting a new era of investment for Lithgow and the wider region,” Mr Toole said.

“Its location between the greater central west and Sydney means that the scope for potential use is broad – the creation of jobs and growth for our region is certainly a welcome one,” he said.

The 1000MW Wallerawang power station was bought by EnergyAustralia in 2013. It was closed in 2014 due to declining demand for centralised electricity.

The 80 hectare site has well-established concrete roads and landscaping and is fully-serviced with electricity (including capacity for high-voltage connection), water, sewerage and communications. Some buildings have fire services installed. There are also heavy-lift crane facilities, a private railway siding connected to the main western railway and ample open space for new buildings.

EnergyAustralia is seeking expressions of interest to redevelop the site so it may be put to alternate, productive and long-term use or uses. If viable alternate uses for the site are identified, EnergyAustralia hopes to have agreement(s) in place by the end of the year.

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