Media Releases | 5th Nov, 2010

Thousands expected at Hazelwood Rally this Saturday

Friday, 5 November 2010

The future of Hazelwood, Australia’s dirtiest power station, has become the key test of party’s climate change credentials at this state election.

This Saturday, thousands of Victorians will march in Melbourne to increase pressure on John Brumby and Ted Baillieu to step up and commit to replacing the entire power station within the next term of Government.


State election rally calling on all political parties to commit to Replace ALL of Hazelwood, Australia’s dirtiest power station, and move Victoria to a renewable energy powered future. 


1.00pm to 3.00pm on Saturday, 6 November 2010 


Starts at State Library, marching along Swanston St, up Bourke St to Parliament House. 


Professor David Karoly, University of Melbourne; Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth; Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Environment Victoria; Dean Bridgfoot, Mount Alexander Sustainability Group. 


The rally will be led by eight 3 metre high smokestacks, a replica of the now infamous Hazelwood towers.

Catch more info on the rally here

Media assistance:

Louise Matthiesson 0417 017 844

For interview call:

Mark Wakeham, Environment Victoria 0439 700 501

Ellen Roberts, Climate Action Moreland 0408 583 694

This event is being supported by:

Environment Victoria, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Australian Conservation Foundation, Get Up!, Alternative Technology Association, Victorian Climate Action Centre, Yarra Climate Action Now, Climate Action Moreland, Darebin Climate Action Now, Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions, Surf Coast Energy Group, Climate Emergency Network, Locals Into Victoria’s Environment, and Mount Alexander Sustainability Group.