The felling of Hazelwood's chimneys is about history, and the future
After sitting high and proud on the Latrobe Valley landscape for around 60 years, the eight chimneys of the decommissioned Hazelwood power station were brought down today. After the button was pushed, it only took 60 seconds for them to disintegrate into piles of rubble that will now keep rehabilitation staff busy for months.
It was an emotional event for Valley residents, given how many families had been involved in the power industry. One person to feel it was Cr Kellie O'Callaghan who grew up in Morwell, with strong family connections to the industry.
Listen above for a short conversation with Kellie, and see below for some photos by Ryan Khay of the chimneys falling and for some words by Kellie.