POLICE have fined two Sydney men for trespassing in the grounds of Munmorah Power Station, at San Remo.
The incident has prompted police to warn the public about the dangers of entering power stations.
About 11.20pm on Saturday, July 21, security guards spotted two men inside the grounds of the power station.
They allegedly fled into bushland a short time later.
Police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command were alerted and Target Action Group officers stepped up patrols of the surrounding area and, about midnight, a 17-year-old Wahroonga youth and 34-year-old Baulkham Hills man were arrested at San Remo.
As a result of further inquiries, the pair was issued with Criminal Infringement Notices for the offence of Enter Enclosed Lands Without Lawful Excuse.
Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Tim Winmill, said the pair had not only broken the law but also put themselves in grave danger.
"We wish to make it clear to members of the local community that Munmorah and Vales (Point) power stations are private property," Inspector Winmill said.
"Power stations are extremely dangerous sites and trespassers are not only breaking the law but putting themselves at risk.
"Both power stations have sophisticated security measures and anyone who is caught trespassing will be dealt with by police accordingly," he said.