FORUM: Preparing for Power Station Closure

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;

Our Power to tour Newcastle and the Hunter

The HCEC collaborated with the directors of OUR POWER to host screenings in Morisset, Muswellbrook and Newcastle so the story and lessons learned by the La Trobe valley community can be shared with other communites facing coal-power station closure.

OUR POWER is a not-for-profit documentary film exposing the 45 day mine fire at the Hazelwood mine in Victoria, one of the most severe public health disasters in the history of the state, it triggered the closure of the power station which saw the La Trobe valley devestated economically.