ENGIE has acknowledged Heritage Victoria’s recommendation not to include the decommissioned Hazelwood power station in Victoria, Australia on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Decommissioning works on the power station are scheduled to be completed at the end of May. ENGIE Hazelwood will then consult with regulators around the final condition of the site and the tendering of contracts to demolish the plant, which is expected to take two years.
Planning for all work, including removal of hazardous substances such as asbestos, is carried out in conjunction with regulators to ensure health and safety for employees and the community is a priority.
ENGIE Hazelwood has reaffirmed its commitment to the safe, stable and sustainable decommissioning and rehabilitation of the power station block and mine.
At an appropriate time, ENGIE Hazelwood will consult with the community to determine the most appropriate and respectful way to acknowledge the contribution Hazelwood made to the Latrobe Valley community and the State.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/18052018/hazelwood-power-station-omitted-from-victorian-heritage-register/