We plan to develop the Tallawarra Lands for sustainable residential, commercial, recreational and environmental use.
About Tallawarra Lands
The Tallawarra Lands project began in 2005 when EnergyAustralia (formerly TRUenergy) first submitted a proposal to the Wollongong Council to rezone the area.
We purchased the 536 hectare site next to the Tallawarra Power Station in Illawarra, New South Wales, in 2003. Our vision is to rejuvenate the area and create a sustainable plan for Tallawarra Lands.
Find out more about the Tallawarra Lands planning process (PDF, 86kb)
Our vision to rejuvenate the Tallawarra Lands with a balanced mix of zones for employment, residential, recreational and conservation uses will significantly benefit the local Illawarra community.
The proposed development is expected to provide employment and economic opportunities, new residential housing and over 200 hectares of protected environmental reserves.
We’ve been working closely with the local Illawarra community since we first bought the land in 2003. We established a Community Liaison Group to give us a greater understanding of the community’s opinions, priorities and expectations. This ongoing feedback is vital to the formal planning process.
Find out more about the Community Liaison Group and our support for Illawarra community organisations and events.
The NSW Planning Commission has approved our Concept Plan for Tallawarra Lands. This important regional project will provide long-term social and economic benefits for both Wollongong and Shellharbour areas.
Development of our Concept Plan has been a complex process and involved many hours of stakeholder consultation. We are grateful to the many groups and individuals that put forward a view on our plans.
Evaluation of specific development options for the Tallawarra Lands site is necessary before development can proceed. Being a significant project this process is likely to take time. We will continue to engage with the local community as development options progress.
Do you have an interest in this project?
Throughout this project, we have engaged key stakeholders and the local community through public information sessions, newsletter letterbox drops, advertisements and articles in local newspapers. A Community Liaison Group was also formed to provide regular updates to local residents.
Supporting the Illawarra community
We’re the major sponsor of a number of community groups, including Australian Seabird Rescue and Dapto Scout Group.Illawarra community support