Generator Property Management Pty Ltd (GPM) updating the community regarding a formal declaration from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA). GPM is now seeking to establish a Community Consultative Group to seek community input into remediation plans of the area known as Kerosene Vale Ash Repository and seek feedback on planned works and completed activities as they are worked through. The current remediation works on site are being undertaken by a group of approximately 50 locals.
Since taking over management of the former Wallerawang Power Station land north of the Castlereagh Highway at Lidsdale in September 2020, GPM provided the NSW EPA with significant information regarding the site’s history and water monitoring data. The EPA reviewed this information and decided to declare the site as “significantly contaminated” under division 2 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (CLM Act).
GPM wants to assure the local community and adjacent landowners that it intends to undertake a Voluntary Management Plan, which is EPA approved, to ultimately remediate the site for long-term stability. To ensure this work meets community expectations, GPM is seeking open consultation with the community on its plans and to provide updates as work progresses.
GPM would like to hear from interested individuals and organisations, by midnight August 25 2023, who wish to be involved in GPM’s Community Consultative Group. It is intended that this group will meet at least quarterly at the site and have the opportunity to inspect works, receive the results of investigations and contribute to the development of appropriate plans to ensure the site is left in the most suitable safe long-term condition.
Should you be interested in participating in the Community Consultative Group or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 1800 817 711.
GPM will keep the community informed of the steps as they unfold over what is expected to be a long period of significant work. The Consultative Group will have the opportunity to input into the determination of these steps.
Updates, FAQ and scientific information can be found on the GPM website:
Pictured: Clr Steve Ring, Owner of Central West Village Voice Rich Evans and GPM General Manager Steve Saladine.