Big-T Pumped Hydropower Energy Storage project
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Development of a pumped hydropower energy storage project in the Southern Queensland renewable energy zone with the capacity to generate up to 400 megawatts (MW) of continuous electricity for 10 hours per day, and a battery energy storage system with a capacity of 200 megawatt hours (MWh)|
|Proponent||BE Power Projects Pty Ltd as Trustee for Big-T Unit Trust|
|Location/s||Approximately 45 km north-east of Toowoomba. Map|
|Local government/s||Toowoomba Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council|
|Investment||Up to $1.3 billion|
|Construction start date||2024|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Have your say
The Coordinator-General has prepared a draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Big-T Pumped Hydropower Energy Storage project.
The draft TOR sets out the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.
You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.
The Coordinator-General will consider your comments before finalising the TOR.
Comments close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 22 February 2023.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|21 January 2023 to 22 February 2023||Draft terms of reference ( 2.4 MB) for EIS public consultation.|
|30 September 2022||Gazettal ( 225 KB) of 'coordinated project' declaration.|
|15 July 2022||Application, including final initial advice statement ( 8.3 MB), submitted.|
|22 March 2022||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’|
Last updated: 20 Jan 2023