Update on Myuna Bay relocation
23rd June 2020
I've had a number of recent meetings with Origin Energy, the Office of Sport and the Minister regarding the relocation of Myuna Bay Sport And Recreation Centre, and of course plans to stabilise the ash dam wall.
In short, the Office of Sport is close to finalising a deal with Origin on a new site at Eraring. A number of tests have had to be carried out on several sites and that has taken time, but things remain on track and I hope to have more detailed news after I meet with the office's CEO Karen Jones again next month. Origin remains committed to funding construction of the new centre.
In regards to the southern part of the ash dam wall which forced the closure of the original sport and rec centre, Origin is currently undertaking an environmental assessment of its stabilisation plans. Those plans are now in the detailed design phase and Origin tells me they expect to start work later this year, pending approval.
Origin is also working through a number of new initiatives which will see more of its coal ash recycled. This is something we've been calling on for many years and should be broadly welcomed. It'd be great to see 100% of it recycled - not just the ash generated daily but that stored in the dam.
Will keep you updated as things progress.