One of New South Wales’ oldest coal-fired power plants was partly demolished on Wednesday morning to pave way for a renewable energy hub.
As seen in the video above, a controlled demolition brought down the two 175m-tall smokestacks at Wallerawang power station.
The former power station is one of New South Wales’ oldest coal-fired power plants.
The two towers that were brought down are well-known to the history of the Central Tablelands town, which was constructed in 1957 to facilitate the power station.
The plant was shut down in 2014 after more than five decades of operation, supplying almost 15 per cent of the state’s power.
Energy Australia then sold the site last year to the company Greenspot which repurposes “stranded property assets”.
Neil Schembri from Greenspot Australia revealed some of the plans for the plant to 7NEWS last year, shortly after the company bought the site.
“Most of the infrastructure on the site will remain,” Schembri told 7NEWS.
“We’re only going to demolish about 10 per cent of the surface area of the site which includes some of the bigger infrastructure that will need to come down over the next 10 years. “
The revamp of the station into a renewable hub is expected to bring hundreds of jobs back to the Lithgow region.
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