White Bay Power Station is at 21 Robert Street, the suburb of Rozelle, west Sydney, the State of New South Wales, Australia.
Work on White Bay Power Station began in 1912. It was designed in Federation Anglo-Dutch architectural style and became fully operational in 1917. It was expanded through out the middle 1920’s and 1940’s. White Bay Power Station remained in use and was the longest serving metropolitan power station to Sydney during its time. It was closed Christmas Day of 1983.
During the 1990’s the station was removed of asbestos and decontaminated with most of the machinery being taken away. The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority bought the power plant for 4 million dollars in 2000. The future of the site is unclear and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority have been making repairs to the roof and other parts of the buildings to reduce the impact of decay from weather and other sources.
It has been used in many movies as a film setting or location shoot such as : The Great Gatsby (Watch or Read), The Matrix Reloaded (Watch), Red Planet (Watch) and other television shows and advertisements. There are also licensed guided tours of the facility set up by the Historic Housed Trust and Australia ICOMOS.
White Bay Power Station during industrial boom in the 1930’s.
Where is the abandoned White Bay Power Station located? You can find it with these coordinates. -33.866866,151.176617
All images used and licensed under CC BY SA 2.5. All images by Andy Mitchell / Wikimedia Commons.