Latest News & Events

Community Open House - Let's join in the conversation

13-6-19

With demolition planning well underway, the community is invited to an information session to learn more about the Demolition Project.

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Media Release - Demolition Contractor Announced

30-4-19

Delta Group, a Victorian company with 40 years’ experience as a demolition contractor, has been awarded the contract to complete demolition activities at the site of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine. 

Open Letter To The Community

18-4-19

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood met with members of the community to provide an update on the Rehabilitation Project. A follow up to the broader community will feature in this Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express, by way of an Open Letter to the Community.

To read the letter please see directly below.

Join The Conversation – Hazelwood Rehabilitation Team Engagement Activities

18-4-19

During May the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Team will be hosting a series of engagement activities which the community are invited to attend.

Learn more about site demolition plans from the Project’s Demolition Manager, or drop by and ask a question of a member of the Project Team as they host Information Stands across Morwell.

More details can be found on the attached flyers.

Community Information Meeting

15-4-19

Thursday night, ENGIE Hazelwood held a successful information sharing meeting which saw over 80 attendees. The session provided an update on the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, which focused what has been happening on site in the past four months and the permanent closure of the Hazelwood Cooling Pond.

Attendees then workshopped a number of topics through a round table forum. To learn more about what was presented on the evening please see directly below.

Let's Get Together

27-3-19

Join ENGIE Hazelwood representatives at a FREE Community BBQ event at the Morwell Town Common on Wednesday 17 April. To find out more, see directly below.

We Are On The Move - Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project Main Gate Relocation

27-3-19

In preparedness for demolition activities at the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, the main entrance to Hazelwood will be relocated to ensure the safe entry and exit by staff, contractors and visitors.

As of Wednesday April 10, the new main entrance to site will be via Hazelwood Drive, in the industrial estate of Morwell.

Follow the signs to reach the new gatehouse building.

The public are advised that NO access will be available via the former Brodribb Road gates.

Let's Continue The Conversation

27-3-19

You’re invited to hear from ENGIE Hazelwood’s senior managers as they provide an update on what has been a busy start to the year for the rehabilitation project.

Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project - Community Consultation - Moving Forward

27-3-19

To mark the two year milestone since closure, and to recognise the efforts of all those involved in the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, a brochure insert will appear in the Latrobe Valley Express this Thursday titled: ‘Moving forward’.

The brochure booklet provides a high level overview of the many activities that have taken place over the past year as part of site remediation and rehabilitation activities.

Hazelwood Pondage

22-2-19

ENGIE Hazelwood understands the community’s connection to the Hazelwood Pondage. The safety of our community is paramount.

For further information see media statement directly below.

Fire Preparedness Activities

12-12-19

An awareness campaign has featured in both print and radio over past weeks to educate the community on our fire preparedness measures.

To learn more about what we have in place refer to the Open Letters to the Community and video files directly below.

VIDEO – Hazelwood – Wet Testing – November 2018

VIDEO – Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project – Fire Preparedness – November 2018

Hazelwood Pondage

4-12-19

We continue to work and engage with Latrobe City Council, the operating manager of the caravan park and waterway, and engage with key user groups.

See media release directly below.

Open Letter To The Community

28-11-18

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood met with members of the community to provide an update on the Rehabilitation Project. A follow up to the broader community featured in last Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express, by way of an Open Letter to the Community. To read the letter please see directly below.

Hazelwood Pondage Executive Summary Technical Report

14-11-18

The executive summary of the technical assessment report, for the Hazelwood Cooling Pondage, undertaken by GHD and third party reviewed by Golders appears below for your review.

The report was completed by independent experts, GHD who are qualified in this specialised area of work, and is of a technical nature. Please see PDF directly below.

Community Consultation Meeting

14-11-18

Wednesday night, ENGIE Hazelwood held a successful information sharing meeting which saw over 50 attendees. The session provided an update on the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, which focused on the topics of fire preparedness and the future of the Hazelwood Cooling Pond. To learn more about what was presented on the evening, and to view the video presentations that were screened please see directly below.

VIDEO – Hazelwood – Wet Testing – November 2018

VIDEO – Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project – Cooling Pond – November 2018

VIDEO – Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project – Fire Preparedness – November 2018

Federation University Benefits From Science Donation

8-11-18

Science students at Federation University now have access to some specialised laboratory equipment, thanks to a donation from ENGIE Hazelwood.

For further information see media release directly below.

Mine A Hive Of Activity

8-11-18

Overburden removal ‘fleet’ comprising of 25-30 tonne dump trucks, excavators and auxiliary equipment such as water carts, graders, dozers and rollers have arrived at ENGIE Hazelwood in preparation for the Earthworks Season in the Mine. For further information see project update and other information directly below.

Students Broaden Their Horizons

8-11-18

Through the prism of technology, a group of Year 9 Traralgon Secondary College students recently found themselves wandering around a rehabilitated Hazelwood Mine.

For further information see media release directly below.

Let's Continue The Conversation

14-11-18

You’re invited to hear from ENGIE Hazelwood’s senior managers as they provide an update on what has been a busy year for the rehabilitation project.

Hazelwood Pondage Temporary Closure To Continue

1-11-18

ENGIE Hazelwood will lower the level of the water in the Hazelwood Pondage by a further 1.7 metres following the final report of independent consultants into the integrity of the pondage walls.

The pondage will remain closed until this level is reached, most likely early in 2019, when a decision will be made on its future.

For more information see media release and advert below.

Approval Granted For Ash Ponds

26-9-18

The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project will meet its best environmental practice guideline obligations when it caps its redundant on-site ash ponds. For more information see media release below.

Overburden Plant Given Final Clean

26-9-18

Decommissioning works in the Hazelwood Mine, including the final cleaning of overburden plant, are well under way. For more information see media release below.

Seeding Has A Tinge Of Green

26-9-18

A project seeding grass directly into clay in the base of the Hazelwood Mine will help mitigate dust and erosion. For further information see media release directly below.

Students Visit The Whistleblower Movie Set

20-9-18

Fifty students from partner Secondary Schools and Federation Training attended the Gippsland Technical School to experience what it is like to work on a movie set when they visited the location of The Whistleblower film at ENGIE Hazelwood last Friday.

For further information see media release directly below.

Hazelwood Aerial Spraying

10-9-18

A helicopter will be used to spray weeds and vegetation in hard-to-access places inside the ENGIE Hazelwood Mine. For further information see media release below.

'The Whistleblower' Movie Delivers Community Benefits

5-9-18

Lifeline Gippsland will have a new truck to collect much-needed goods and Rotary’s Centenary House will be fitted with solar panels, thanks to the production of an international film at the former Hazelwood Power Station.

For further information see media release directly below.

Project Update - Further Milestones Achieved In The Mine

16-8-19

A milestone for the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project was achieved on Tuesday 14 August 2018 with the offloading of S96 mobile slew conveyor. For further information se project update directly below.

Response To Earth Resources Regulation

7-8-18

ENGIE Hazelwood was surprised to receive a notice from Earth Resources Regulation earlier today alleging a breach of the company’s Work Plan manning requirements in relation to fire risk mitigation.

For further information see media statement directly below.

Community Update

1-8-18

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood met with members of the community to provide an update on the Rehabilitation Project.

A follow up to the broader community will feature in this Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express, by way of an Open Letter to the Community.

To read the letter please see below.

Community Update

26-7-18

Last night, ENGIE Hazelwood held an information sharing meeting which saw over 50 attendees. The session provided an update on the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, which included details of the scope of Technical Studies that are being undertaken as part of the Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan.

To find out more about what has been happening onsite and what was presented on the evening please see below.
VIDEO – Chimneys

The eight chimney structures that stand tall on the horizon are deteriorating rapidly, to hear more about the condition of the chimneys and what their future holds click on the video below.

ENGIE Hazelwood Community Information Meeting

11-7-18

Let’s continue the conversation.

You’re invited to hear from ENGIE Hazelwood’s senior managers as they provide an overview on the range of technical studies being undertaken as part of the rehabilitation project.

ENGIE Hazelwood To Engage On Dust

11-7-18

ENGIE Hazelwood will outline initiatives to mitigate dust from its site at a series of community events in Morwell on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 July.

Environmental Manager Regulatory, Ross Brooker, said since the Power Station and Mine ceased operating and rehabilitation earthworks had started, fugitive dust emissions could still occur on some days of high wind.

“We are carrying out a range of work to mitigate this happening and have introduced initiatives to better respond to unforeseen dust events,” Mr Brooker said.

“We want our community to understand the reasons these events can occur and what action we are taking to reduce any impact.”

See media release directly below.

Hazelwood Responds To Latrobe City Council Meeting

3-7-18

ENGIE Hazelwood is open to continue discussions with Energy Brix Australia (EBAC) and the EPA Victoria on a common asbestos landfill.

For more information see media release directly below.

Hazelwood Chimneys An Ongoing Risk

3-7-18

The structural integrity of the eight Hazelwood Power Station chimneys is deteriorating rapidly, ENGIE Hazelwood has warned.

For more information see media release directly below.

Lights, Camera, Action - Movie To Benefit Community

2-7-18

The Hazelwood Power Station is set to play a small role in hosting the largest Australian Chinese co-production movie to be filmed in Victoria.

For more information see media release directly below.

Hazelwood Power Station Decommissioning Finishes Safely

7-6-18

The decommissioning of the Hazelwood Power Station has finished safely and on time.

For further information see media release directly below.

Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project - Mine Landform

6-6-18

ENGIE in Australia is committed to providing the Latrobe Valley and broader community with an end asset, for the Hazelwood Mine, which can be used for generations to come.

For further information see media release directly below.

Community Update - Milestone Achieved

31-5-18

An open letter to the community highlights a significant milestone in the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project with the decommissioning of the Power Station now complete.

See advert and video directly below.

Hazelwood Mine Rehabilitation Video

29-5-18

The rehabilitation of Hazelwood is a first for this community. The mine boasts a perimeter boundary of 16 kilometres, a 100 metre average coal seam depth, with some 772 million tonnes of coal mined.

Members of our rehabilitation team explain the part they play in the Project and outline activities in which they have a key role. See video directly below.

Hazelwood Hosts Business And Community Leaders

29-5-18

The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project’s vision for a rehabilitated site was presented to Latrobe Valley business leaders last week.

For more information see media release directly below.

Hazelwood Dust Mitigation Initiatives

29-5-18

A series of dust suppression initiatives is being undertaken by the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project across the site.

For more information see media release directly below.

Heritage Victoria Recommendation

18-5-18

ENGIE Hazelwood acknowledges Heritage Victoria’s recommendation not to include the Hazelwood Power Station on the Victorian Heritage Register.

For more information see media release directly below.

Toe Surcharge Project Ensures Mine Stability

4-5-18

The Eastfield Easter Batters toe surcharge project is nearing its end, with the surcharge reaching its design capacity by Monday, 7 May.

For more information see project update below.

Final Track Shift In Mine

2-5-18

The final track shift for the M520 face conveyor in the Hazelwood Mine was a significant milestone for the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

For more information see project update directly below.

Bright Ideas From Students

1-5-18

The new Gippsland Tech School officially opened on 26 April but students have already started classes with the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project a topic for discussion.

Students have been coming up with their own ideas about how the Mine should look after rehabilitation. Some used Lego to create a model of a lake, surrounded by recreational features and a hotel.

Another work in progress suggested a lake surrounded by a skateboard park and a rally car track. There was even a design for a hydro power plant on the site.

The students and teacher Ian Anderson had also listed some interesting facts about the Mine on a wall. For instance, do you know how many tennis balls would fit into the open cut? Exactly 4,698,410,000,000 – that’s enough to supply the Australian Open for more than 100 million years.

Do you know how many cans of Coke it would take to fill the open cut? Answer: 1,973,330,000,000 cans – that’s almost two trillion cans of coke which would take the entire world 1644 years to drink.

And just in case you were wondering how many elephants would fit into the open cut, the answer is 123,333,000 elephants – that’s with no gaps between them.

Water Surge Tank Repaired

1-5-18

A large clean water surge tank at Hazelwood has been repaired and cleaned safely, thanks to a coordinated effort from Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project employees and contractors.

For more information see project update directly below.

Keeping Our Community Informed

1-5-18

Activities to keep the Latrobe Valley community informed about progress of the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project have continued over the last month.

For more information see project update directly below.

Hazelwood Mine Rehabilitation

10-4-18

As part of Hazelwood’s ongoing community engagement activities, the community is invited to comment and provide further feedback on proposed mine rehabilitation activities at a round-table discussion with our Mine Technical Services Manager, James Faithful.

For more information see advert below.

Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project 12 Months On

27-3-18

To mark the 12 month milestone since closure, and to recognise the efforts of all those involved in the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project a brochure insert will appear in the Latrobe Valley Express this Thursday titled: ‘Our Report to the Community’.

The brochure booklet provides a high level overview of the many activities that have taken place over the past year as part of the Station and Mine decommissioning and Mine Rehabilitation activities.

An open letter to the community will also feature with both documents attached below.

Community Update

21-3-18

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood commenced what will be the first of a series of consultation and information sharing sessions for 2018. Over 60 attendees were provided with an update on the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

A follow up to the broader community will feature in Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express, by way of an Open Letter to the Community.

To read the letter, and find out more about what has been happening onsite see below.

Water Tank Maintenance Work Completed

14-3-18

A maintenance project on two water tanks at Hazelwood will ensure they remain reliable well into the future.

For more information see project update directly below.

Fire Service Dropper Pipe Replaced

14-3-18

A 350 tonne crane was used to place one of the heaviest water pipe droppers ever installed at the coal batters in the Hazelwood Mine.

For more information see project update directly below.

End Of The Line For Conveyor Belt

4-3-18

The fire risk around the Hazelwood Mine’s M170 conveyor belt reel yard will be significantly reduced, following the removal of used steel cord conveyor belting as part of Mine decommissioning.

For further information see project update below.

Hazelwood Plays Starring Role In CFA Training Video

4-3-18

Some coal batters in the Hazelwood Mine turned white this week when they were sprayed with snow-like foam as part of a CFA training film.

To more information see project update and video directly below.

ERC Given Project Update

1-3-18

Members of Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Review Committee were taken on a tour of the Station and Mine this week to view decommissioning and rehabilitation progress.

The committee met for the first time in 2018 on Tuesday 27 February.

The Project’s Environmental Manager Regulatory, Ross Brooker, gave the group an overview of site activities and answered questions.

Members of Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Review Committee inspect rehabilitation progress in the Mine.

Turbine House Powers Off

1-3-18

Power has been disconnected from the Hazelwood Power Station Turbine House as part of ongoing decommissioning activities.

For further information see project update directly below.

Works Underway On Ash And Carbonation Ponds

26-2-18

Pictured in the video below is a view from a drone of the Truck Shovel Earthworks to remove the Carbonation Pond Ash Material to HAP 1 (Hazelwood Ash Pond 1) as part of the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

This work is being undertaken as part of the Ash Storage Rehabilitation Project, which started in December 2017 and is scheduled for completion in March 2018.

Hazelwood Community Information Meeting

23-2-18

The site has been a hive of activity since closure of the operating Power Station and Mine. ENGIE Hazelwood senior management will provide an overview as well as an update on current and planned decommissioning and rehabilitation works for 2018 at a community information session to be held in March. See advert below.

Closure Belt Is Reeled In

21-2-18

Eight conveyors, snaking from the Hazelwood Raw Coal Bunker to the Power Station, are progressively being removed.

Hazelwood Rehabilitation Message Reaches Cricket Fans

18-12-17

Big Bash cricketers were in action for the first time in in the Latrobe Valley last Friday night and ENGIE Hazelwood was among the display stands that accompanied the event.

For further information see media release directly below.