The Hunter Community Environment Centre hosted community dinner and forum in Wangi, bringing together experts and community stakeholders to address the range of ecological, public health and economic hurdles presented by power station closure.

How can Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast manage and adapt to the imminent closure of Vales Point, 2028 and Eraring, 2032?

The speakers at the forum strived to answer this question with their collective knowlege;

- Luke Van Der Meulen, Former Head of CFMEU Mining & Energy Division Victoria
- Dr. Larissa Schneider, Environmental Chemist, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Australia Nation University
- Peter Sheldon, UNSW Business School / Co-author of the CMFEU's Rurh and Appalacia report
- Dr. Sujata Allan, Doctors for the Environment
- Paul Winn and Jo Lynch, Hunter Community Environment Centre

The forum saw around 100 participants who were eager to learn more about pathways towards sustainable energy which is sensitive to the needs of local people, jobs and the environment.

You can view the presenatations delivered at the fourm here.