Development Proposal – DA016/19 Asbestos Disposal Area for the Demolition of Wallerawang Power Station

Lithgow City Council is in receipt of a Development Application for an Asbestos Disposal Area within the Wallerawang Ash Repository north-east of the Wallerawang Power Station.

DA No:016/19

Land Description:Lot 5 DP 829137

Applicant:   Edgar Coello (Aurecon) on behalf of EnergyAustralia

Consent Authority: Western Region Joint Regional Planning Panel has the function of determining the application in accordance with Section 2.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

Description of Development: The proposed development is Designated Development under Section 4.10 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 – Clause 32 Schedule 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations, 2000 as a Waste Management Facility.

 The proposal is for the disposal of asbestos waste that will be generated by the demolition of the Wallerawang Power Station. The proposal includes the following:

  • Transport of the waste to the disposal area via the existing Wallerawang coal haul road;
  • Disposal area footprint of approximately 1.8ha;
  • Landfill of approximately 7000m³ of asbestos waste requiring approximately 11,000m³ landfill capacity;
  • Excavation of six parallel trenches having dimensions of L250m x W3m x D3m;
  • Progressive excavation, filling and capping of the trenches to safely dispose of asbestos waste over an estimated two year period.

The development application referred to in this notice and accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and documents are available for public inspection, free of charge, for a period 30 days, between 16 February and 18 March 2019 at:

Council’s Environment & Development Department
Council Administration Centre,
180 Mort Street, Lithgow
8.15am – 4.30pm

Wallerawang Public Library
Main Street
Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm

Council’s website:  Download Wallerawang Power Station Closure Project – Asbestos Disposal Area Environmental Impact Statement

 NSW Planning Panel Website at:

During this period any person may inspect the development application and EIS and make a written submission on the proposal quoting Council’s file reference, DA No. 016/19. 

If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.

Unless the proposed development is development about which the Independent Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing, any person who makes a submission by way of objection and who is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent, may appeal to the Land and Environment Court under Section 8.8 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

If the Independent Planning Commission conducts a public hearing, the Commission’s determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.

By making a submission to this application you are advised that Council may make public the details of your submission, including your name and any other personal details you disclose within.  If you wish to maintain your privacy in this submission process you must:

  • request your name be withheld from the list of submitters 
  • not include any of your personal information in your submission or attachments.

Council will not publish offensive, threatening, defamatory or other inappropriate material.

Section 10.4 of the Environmental Planning Assessment Act, 1979 and the Local Government and the Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act, 2008 requires the disclosure of any reportable political donations or gifts by a person or persons who makes a relevant planning application to Council or submission on a relevant planning application to Council. Further information is available on Council’s website at




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