Lithgow City Council Mayor, Maree Statham has expressed appreciation that EnergyAustralia has modified their concept design for a Lake Lyell Pumped Hydro project. The modification sees the upper reservoir being located behind the southern ridge on Mt Walker

The Mayor commented, “The modified design appears to greatly reduce views of the project, which is proposed for Mt Walker, above Lake Lyell. If that is the case then that would be some comfort to those in the community who have raised concern about the potential visual impact of the reservoir embankments.”  

The Mayor also said, “There are many other important issues to consider with this proposal, if it is in fact advanced as a real project at some point in the future. The Council is legally required to await a formal development application before it takes any position for or against the proposal.”