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Loy Yang mine licence extension to allow time for rehabilitation

Skye Laris
Skye Laris
18 January 2018

AGL has applied for an extension to its mining licence at Loy Yang to allow sufficient time to properly rehabilitate the site after Loy Yang Power Station closes in 2048.

We lodged the application with the Victorian Government early last year and are expecting a decision shortly.

In the absence of a specific rehabilitation instrument under Victorian legislation, the extension allows time for rehabilitation, repowering or repurposing of the site, by 2065, which is consistent with AGL’s Rehabilitation Report released last year.

The extension request is aligned with our commitments to an orderly transition, as outlined in AGL’s Greenhouse Gas Policy, which sees AGL out of all conventional coal-fired generation by 2050, and a transparent community engagement process to drive our rehabilitation plans at the site.