Powering Queensland’s battery industry
Developing a strategy for the battery industry in Queensland
The world’s transition to a low-carbon future is underway. Global economies are rapidly transforming to make way for a new era focused on electrified transport and renewable energy generation.
This shift brings with it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Queensland to become a driving force in the development, manufacture and deployment of new energy storage technologies—providing opportunities to accelerate industry growth and deliver the highly skilled jobs of the future.
To seize these opportunities, we’re developing a multi-technology battery strategy that builds on our critical minerals and mining expertise. It uses our competitive advantages to further develop capabilities in refining, production of advanced battery materials, cell manufacture, pack assembly, installation and recycling.
The Queensland Battery Industry Strategy will help deliver the Australian Government’s investment of up to $100 million in an Australian-Made Battery Precinct in Queensland, as well as support Queensland’s energy transition via the Queensland Government’s $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan. We’re leading the strategy in partnership with the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water.
Opportunities for industry
Queensland is fast being recognised as Australia’s gateway for battery innovation. Commercialising innovative technology that leverages our state’s mining and manufacturing expertise is key to bringing forward a pipeline of battery investment that provides opportunities for regional businesses.
We’re working closely with industry stakeholders such as the Advanced Materials and Battery Council to understand Queensland’s existing battery capabilities and to identify priorities for the Queensland Battery Industry Strategy.
From 16th January 2023 to 31 March 2023, consultation on our Battery Industry Opportunities for Queensland discussion paper ( 2.2 MB) took place.
We would like to thank participants for their contributions, and for their interest in helping Queensland become a domestic leader.
The discussion paper provides an analysis of Queensland’s battery industry potential. It was developed by Accenture with input from industry. It draws on international experiences to highlight key opportunities and competitive advantages for Queensland to grow its battery capabilities.
The paper identifies potential markets and forecast demand that Queensland’s battery industry could target to 2030. These figures have been derived by Accenture based on their own independent research and modelling. Accenture’s demand forecasts differ from those identified in the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan due to the broader market opportunities identified.
The feedback gathered through our consultation is being used to inform the development of the Queensland Battery Industry Strategy. The Queensland Government will continue to work with industry stakeholders to finalise the strategy and plan implementation.
March - July 2022
Battery Industry Scoping
Release of the Queensland Resource Industry Development Plan (Action to develop a Battery Industry Strategy)
Release of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan
July - November 2022
Detailed analysis of industry opportunities
Release of Battery Industry Opportunities for Queensland Discussion Paper
February - March 2023
Public consultation on the discussion paper
Review of Discussion Paper feedback
March – Mid 2023
Drafting of the Queensland Battery Industry Strategy
Mid 2023 - Mid 2027
Release and implementation of the Queensland Battery Industry Strategy
Last updated: 21 Jun 2023