Gooooooood morning and happy weekend (depending on where and when you read this). It has been a WET week around the region, and while we have to wait a little while longer until the end of the month, my money is on it being one of the wettest on record.
What's your favourite thing to do on a wet and miserable day? I'd love to hear from you.
~~Nothing but bangers~~
There were mixed emotions in the Lithgow community on Wednesday morning as residents watched parts of history disappear as parts of the iconic Wallerawang Power Station faced detonation ahead of Greenspot's major restructure and refurbishment plans to repurpose the site into the home of a large scale battery. Check out the video and photos of the demolition.
EnergyAustralia announced its Lake Lyell dam, which supplies water to Mt Piper power station in Lithgow, could be home to a new pumped hydro energy storage facility. But not all Lithgow residents are on board with the idea of the facility, with a 'No Hydro for Lake Lyell Action Group' which believes the facility is inappropriate and retrograde development for the Lithgow and Lake Lyell areas.
Lidsdale's own Keegan Brain is set to have a busy few days next week, as he prepares to race in one of the support categories at the Bathurst 1000. Keegan is set to contest the Mount Panorama round of the TCR Australian Touring Car Series and he'll be one of three locals to drive in a support category alongside Brad Shiels and Brad Schumacher.
One step at a time is what keeps Ivor Houston motivated as he treks across Australia. The 22 year-old Warrimoo native embarked from Perth in May, 2021 on a 4000km journey to raise awareness for refugees and asylum seekers. He walked through Lithgow on the homestretch to his final destination Bondi Beach.
Lithgow Mercury's own, The Saint mused on the lesser-known goings on around Lithgow and noticed some interesting things in his travels through the week.
Have a cracker of a weekend, and as always. Be excellent to each other.
- Benjamin Palmer, Editor