1111 Geelong B Power Station
Geelong B Power Station
Geelong B Power Station was opened in 1954 and for a time was the largest power station in Victoria. Originally fired by brown coal, it was eventually converted to be fuelled with briquettes, transported from the Latrobe Valley.
By the 60’s Geelong B Power Station only ran intermittently to cope with periods of high demand. The facility was closed permanently in 1970 when the power stations in the Latrobe Valley came into operation, producing more power at a lower cost to what this plant was capable of.
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Geelong B Power Station, while having boilers, actually had no boiler house so to speak, instead being positioned outside the turbine house; an uncommon in Austrailan conventional power station design.
The site has since been transformed into Australia’s largest legal indoor street art space now know as Powerhouse Geelong a community based arts project focused on inspiring street artists to turn the once heavily vandalised building into a vibrant mix of colour and a venue for exhibitions.
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