Kerosene Vale Ash Repository
The Kerosene Vale ash repository was originally constructed between 1960 and 1990. During this time it was filled with a combination of by-product ash from the Wallerawang Power Station and mining spoil. The ash repository was capped in around 1990.
In 2001, there was an operational need to change from wet to dry ash-producing activities. In 2002, approval was granted to use the Kerosene Vale Ash Repository area for dry ash storage.
Stage 1 of the storage facility was designed to operate for a period of five years in a limited area over the Kerosene Vale Ash Repository. As this area began to reach capacity, Delta sought approval to expand the storage area. In 2008, approval was granted to expand the storage area, Stage 2, subject to a number of conditions.
The Stage 2 activities were assessed under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The Minister for Planning granted approval on 26 November 2008.
A copy of the Environmental Assessment, the Submissions Report and the Determination are available at Department of Planning Kerosene Vale Ash Repository Project.
Kerosene Vale Ash Repository is the primary ash repository area for the disposal of ash from the Wallerawang Power Station. Stage 2A commenced in 2009. As Stage 2A reached capacity, Delta sought approval to expand this storage area, which is now Stage 2B. In December 2011 approval was granted by the Department of Planning subject to a number of conditions. Stage 2B commenced operation in April 2012.
Delta continues to monitor, investigate and report on a monthly and quarterly basis on all operational activities taking place at Kerosene Vale Ash Repository. In addition, Delta completes an Annual Environment Management Report which details the previous year’s environmental performance in accordance with the Project Approval Conditions administered by the Department of Planning.
In the previous 12 months, Delta has achieved the following:
- Stage 1 has reached capacity, been capped and currently is undergoing rehabilitation including revegetating these areas with native endemic species.
- Stage 2A is being capped with the material removed from Stage 2B; rehabilitation will continue over the next 12 months.
- Compliance has been reached with ash placement and compaction procedures.
- Dust and Noise monitoring over the past 12 months has been compliant with environmental regulations.
After hours complaints - call Wallerawang Power Station on 02 6352 8611
Western Environment Manager
PO Box Q863,
QVB NSW 1230