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State Significant Development

Determination

Liddell Battery and Bayswater Ancillary Works

Muswellbrook Shire, Singleton Shire

Current Status: Determination

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  6. Assessment
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To construct and operate of a Battery Energy Storage System, decouple Liddell and Bayswater power stations, facilitate the improved safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance of Bayswater Power Station

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_15042021_051150

EIS (13)

AGL Liddell Battery BAW EIS
Appendix A SEARs
Appendix B Consoildated consents
Appendix C Traffic & Transport
Appendix D Contamination
Appendix E BDAR
Appendix F ACHAR
Appendix G PHA
Appendix H AQIA
Appendix I GHG
Appendix J NVA
Appendix K VIA
Appendix M Additional details

Response to Submissions (4)

Liddell Battery and BAW RTS Report
RTS Appendix C ACHAR
RTS Appendix D BDAR
RTS Appendix E WOAOW Project_ACHAR

Additional Information (12)

RFI 1 - AGL response
RFI 2 - AGL response
RFI 3 - AGL response figures
RFI 4 - AGL response
RFI 1 - Consolidated consents
RFI 2 - BCD advice
RFI 2 - Biodiversity
RFI 3 - Figures and biodiversity
RFI 3 - BCD advice
RFI 3 - AGL response BCD
RFI 4 - Consolidated consents
RFI 5 - Figures

Determination (4)

Assessment Report
Liddell Battery - Determination Advert
Notice of decision
Instrument of Determination

Approved Documents

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Inspections

28/04/2022

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Submissions

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Subsidence Advisory NSW
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Fire and Rescue NSW
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Dear Jack,

Notice of Exhibition
SSD-8889679 Liddell Battery and Bayswater Ancillary Works

Thank you for your submission of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and associated supporting appendices for the above development to Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) for agency review and comment.

It is understood that the EIS has been prepared by K Nilsson and A Lewis of Planager Pty Ltd on behalf of AGL Macquarie (the Applicant) to address matters identified in the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) relating to the construction and operation of the Liddell Battery (the Battery), to decouple Liddell and Bayswater power stations, works to facilitate the improved safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance of Bayswater, and a modern consolidated consent for the continued operation of Bayswater.

FRNSW submit that large-scale battery energy storage solutions (BESS) present unique hazards and risks to our personnel when fulfilling their emergency duties. It is highlighted that the Fire and Rescue NSW Act 1989 (the Act) imposes specific statutory functions and duties upon the Commissioner of FRNSW. Part 1, Section 5A of the Act requires the Commissioner to take all practicable measures for preventing and extinguishing fires and protecting and saving life and property within a FRNSW fire district. Part 1, Section 5A of the Act also requires the Commissioner to protect and save life and property endangered by hazmat incidents and for confining a hazmat incident and for rendering the hazmat site safe.

The following comments and recommendations are provided following a review of relevant parts of the EIS and associated appendices.

• It is noted that a Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) has been undertaken and the proposed development is considered to satisfy criteria provided within Hazardous Industry Planning Advisory Paper No. 4 – Risk Criteria for Land Use Safety Planning. Whilst the PHA is generally intended to assess and determine the permissibility of development, it serves to inform FRNSW of potential hazards and risks associated with a site. Should an approval be granted, it is recommended that the PHA be progressed to a Final Hazard Analysis (FHA) once the design of the development has been finalised.

• Should an approval be granted, it is recommended that a condition be included in the relevant instrument of consent that would require the Applicant (or representatives thereof) to prepare a Fire Safety Study (FSS) for the BESS part of the site. This should be submitted to FRNSW for review and determination prior to the issuing of the relevant construction certificate. This is to ensure that facility’s proposed fire prevention, detection, protection, and firefighting measures and systems are appropriate to the specific hazards and adequate to mitigate the extent of potential fires. The FSS should be developed in accordance with the requirements of Hazardous Industry Planning Advisory Paper No. 2 – Fire Safety Study Guidelines (HIPAP No. 2) and in consultation with FRNSW.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact the Fire Safety Infrastructure Liaison Unit, referencing FRNSW file number BFS21/1129. Please ensure that all correspondence in relation to this matter is submitted electronically to [email protected]

Regards,


Lynden
Crown Lands
Comment
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Message
Crown Lands has no comments for this proposal.
Heritage NSW – HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Heritage Council of NSW comments attached.
Attachments
Anthony Gardner
Comment
Mt Fairy , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached submission
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DPI Agriculture
Comment
NEWCASTLE , New South Wales
Message
DPI Agriculture has no comment.
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Comment
Chippendale , New South Wales
Message
TfNSW Response
Attachments
ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES DIVISION
Comment
NEWCASTLE , New South Wales
Message
Please find attached Transport for NSW advice on EIS.
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Biodiversity and Conservation Division
Comment
NEWCASTLE , New South Wales
Message
BCD's comments are attached.
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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Comment
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Message
See attached response sent to Planning 26/04/2021.
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Regional NSW - Mining, Exploration & Geoscience
Comment
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Message
GSNSW - MEG response
Attachments
Heritage NSW – Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH)
Comment
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
Dear Jack,
Please find ACH comments attached for the above SSD.
Regards
Rebecca Yit - Archaeologist, Heritage NSW
Attachments
NSW Rural Fire Service
Comment
Granville , New South Wales
Message
See attached
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Muswellbrook Shire Council
Comment
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Message
Muswellbrook Shire Council submission attached
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Name Withheld
Object
LAKE ALBERT , New South Wales
Message
I totally object to AGL's energy transition plans adopting such inferior, unreliable, fake 'green' energy battery storage.
Clearly, there is nothing clean, green, sustainable, zero emissions or being part of a circular economy in relation to flammable, toxic lithium batteries - which create extensive toxic emissions throughout their lifecycle & are reliant on mining cobalt from the Congo - using child slave labour.
The typical, perverted narrative used to promote lithium ion battery storage, solar/wind renewaBULL energy crap is unacceptably fraudulent.

One would expect the Energy Security Board's Chair Kerry Schott would have learnt long ago from California's solar/wind/battery energy disaster & blackout nightmare, but Schott's Energy INSECURITY Experiment & ideological fantasy is purposely driving our reliable, efficient, plentiful, economical, Australian benefiting, base-load coal fired power plants out of existence - in spite of the fact that numerous other countries are using Australian coal to build multiple new low emission, high intensity coal-fired power plants - with hundreds being built & planned for in China.
Australians are being unjustly & foolishly deprived of the most beneficial, readily available, economical, independent energy for no logical reason whatsoever.
This foolish focus on unreliable, inefficient energy sources is sabotaging Australia's welfare & economic viability, curtailing industry & manufacturing, costing everyday electricity consumers additional developer subsidy money on top of their bill & forcing regional areas to bear the toxic burden of battery/solar/wind city-centric wokeness under the false pretences of economic benefit.
Under the POEO Act Local Councils are responsible & liable for any land/water contamination caused by Electricity Generating Works (Solar/Wind.)

Large-scale battery storage, PV Solar & Wind energy causes extensive environmental vandalism, toxic contamination that threatens healthy food production, destruction of ecological habitat &
creates a massive, toxic waste burden - with these lithium ion batteries having a relatively short life span & being easily combustible - hence even more ongoing, toxic waste!

This is not a 'transformational moment,' 'building back better' or 'transitioning to a low carbon economy,' this battery storage is part of Matt Kean's 100% fudged, self benefiting energy scam with its hidden modelling, unseen even by NSW Treasury.
Instead of making Australia prosperous, Matt Kean's cabal is ripping off everyday Australians, with the blessing of ScoMo's useless, Beijing benefiting emission targets, generating immense value for lobbyists, promoters, developers, energy companies & inveigled hosts engaged in the rort.

Solar/wind/battery storage supports Communist China's manufacturing not Australia's energy sources, makes Australia increasingly weak - reliant on Chinese energy companies & Chinese components, enabling infiltration into critical energy infrastructure - which is an extremely serious & ever increasing national security threat.

AGL has gone woke with this foolish foray into inefficient, unreliable energy sources.
Their carbon neutral offers to customers for increased payment are farcical, so disingenuous & detrimentally based.
Their pleas for consumers to go without peak power to gain peak rewards are crazy!
This energy poverty is not progress, this is a most retrograde step, depriving everyday electricity consumers of an adequate power source commensurate with an independent, developed country blessed with rich natural resources of coal, uranium & gas.
TransGrid
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EASTERN CREEK , New South Wales
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Water Group
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Attached.
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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-8889679
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Local Government Areas
Muswellbrook Shire, Singleton Shire
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Director

Contact Planner

Name
Jack Turner