WA Government announces $100m big battery for Collie

IG6 was invited to join leading companies who are putting Collie on the renewable energy map, at an industry forum hosted by Western Australia’s South West Development Commission.

At the event, WA Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan announced plans to build one of the biggest batteries in Australia, at Collie. The announcement marks the next step in the Western Australia Government’s $100 million commitment to develop the region as a major renewable energy centre and critical minerals processing hub.

Minister MacTiernan took time out to visit IG’s pilot micronising and spheroidising facility and find out more about our plans for a fully integrated graphite business, following our  recent acquisition of the Springdale graphite project.

Collie will be the centre for IG’s downstream graphite processing and research and development, with the aim of fast-tracking our entry into the global battery anode materials market.

South West Development Commission Chief Executive Officer Mellisa Teede said, “Right now, we’re seeing International Graphite evolve and take shape – another great South West success story in the making. This game-changer is already helping to further put Collie and the region on the map.

“It’s an exciting time for Collie with trailblazing companies like International Graphite choosing to be part of the town’s bright future.”

IG is proud to be contributing to the WA Government’s vision for a new economy in Collie and a new critical minerals capability in the State.

Read the Minister’s announcement.