Published 07 February 2018

Tilt Renewables has revealed plans for a 1250MWh pumped hydro energy storage project at the decommissioned quarry site in Highbury.

Approximately $400 million will be spent on constructing the cutting-edge renewable energy facility, which is anticipated to create 200-300 jobs during the construction phase.

The new facility will consist of an upper lake (the existing water filled former dolomite quarry), a lower lake along the Halls Road edge of the site, two pipes connecting the lakes and a powerhouse building on the eastern shore of the lower lake.

Subject to consultation, plans to open up the area around the lower lake for public recreational use will be considered, including lawn areas, barbecues and picnic tables.

Tilt Renewables has committed to working with the local community throughout the consultation, design and planning approval process to deliver the best possible outcome.

As part of their commitment, two open house opportunities have been organised for residents and local business at the Highbury Hotel to learn more about the project, ask questions and make suggestions that will help move the project forward.

Representatives from Tilt Renewables will be in attendance. There will also be an opportunity to comment when the planning application consultation phase is undertaken by the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP).

Open House events

  • Thursday 15 February 4.30pm to 7.30pm at the Highbury Hotel
  • Saturday 17 February 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Highbury Hotel

For more information visit Tilt Renewables website or call 1300 660 623