Living City

What keeps our city working? Electricity, Water, Sewerage, Stormwater, Communications, Transport. They all hum along in the background. Maybe we don’t think about them until there’s a blackout, or a water pipe bursts somewhere.

Come along to this series of occasional talks and tours of local infrastructure – see how our City infrastructure works!

THE TOUR DATE / TIME MAY CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE IF AFFECTED BY POWER STATION OPERATIONS.

Imagine it’s Grand Final day for your favourite footy team. There’s an ad break, and everyone rushes out to boil the kettle or open the fridge – and a surge in demand for electricity occurs. Or maybe it’s a hot summer’s day, and all the air conditioners are going flat out.

That’s when Origin Energy’s Uranquinty Power Station fires up to meet the peak load. It’s the second-largest gas-fired power station in the state, and Origin has run it since 2009.

Participants will need to drive to Uranquinty (or be willing to car-pool). You should be confident of your walking ability, as the visit involves walking around the outside areas of the generating plant.

Participants are required to comply with Origin Energy’s Covid, safety and security requirements. This includes wearing long sleeves, trousers and sturdy, closed-in footwear.

Afterwards, there will be a visit to a local bakery (sponsored by Origin Energy).

This course is presented by Marg Sutherland. This term, the course will be held at Uranquinty Power Station on 16/8 from 9-10:30am. Meeting place will be advised by email.