Project

Borumba Dam Pumped Hydro

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Borumba Dam Pumped Hydro

The proposed Borumba Dam Pumped Hydro project comprises a one-gigawatt, 24 gigawatt-hour pumped hydro storage project. The project is to be located at Borumba Dam, 70 kilometres south-west of Noosa in Queensland. Included in the project works will be construction of a 2.6-kilometre tunnel. Once complete, the upper dam volume will be 31.5 gigalitres.

The project is being led by Queensland Government-owned Powerlink Queensland.

Key Dates

Jun 2021 Project Announcement
Dec 2023 Expected Final Investment Decision

Funding contributions

Queensland Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Powerlink Queensland

PROJECT HISTORY

Jun 2021 The Queensland Government announced $22 million toward detailed design and cost analysis for the project. The Business Case is expected to take 24 months to complete, with a submission expected to Government by late 2023.
Aug 2021 Powerlink Queensland issued a Request for Information for environmental studies and community consultation support, closing 27 August. An Invitation to Tender for the Owner's Engineer and Technical Advisory Services contracts was also expected to be issued.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Project website
Borumba Dam Pumped Hydro
Government resources
Borumba Dam Pumped Hydro Factsheet
Media releases
2021/06/08
2021/08/10