Tilt Renewables is committed to providing benefits to the community. Subject to consultation, the project proposes to use some of the area around the lower lake to provide community recreational facilities such as lawn areas, BBQs, picnic tables etc. Additionally, it is likely this area will also become a destination for the River Torrens – Linear Park bike path which currently ends on the southern edge of the quarry site.
Bikeways and walking paths could also feature as part of the site’s rehabilitation connecting the site to the adjacent Anstey Hill Conservation Park, Blackhill Conservation Park, River Torrens Linear Park and the Highbury Aqueduct Reserve.
In constructing the project Tilt Renewables aims to transform the decommissioned quarry into a visually appealing lake surrounded by lawn and bushland areas. The pumped hydro powerhouse will be located on the eastern shore of the lower lake and would be designed to complement the local area and environment. The lower lake and the powerhouse building will be more visible, but below the protected area known as the ‘Hills Face Zone”, when looking from the east. The pipelines connecting the upper and lower lakes would follow the route of the existing quarry haul road and therefore would be largely concealed behind the hills and screened by existing vegetation. It is anticipated that the upper lake area, the small saddle dam and intake tower structure would be mostly obscured by hills, as the area is now. These two features would mainly be visible when looking down from the cliffs at the northern end of the site.