Responsible Agency: Powerlink
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Underway
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with Preliminary Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Q4 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $150 million*
Date of Publication: December 2017


Significant wind and solar resources exist in north Queensland and there is interest from industry in developing wind, solar and other renewable generation and storage projects in north Queensland.


The proposal is investigating development of strategic transmission infrastructure in north and north-west Queensland to support a clean energy hub. The creation of this hub would facilitate the development of a range of projects that individually could not afford the significant cost of major transmission lines running from existing infrastructure on the coast, to the development areas several hundred kilometres west.


The project is expected to deliver greater competition for energy prices, diversify the sources of electricity supply and transition Queensland to a cleaner energy sector. The project will also facilitate economic development in the north and north-west Queensland area.


Complete Preliminary Business Case

* Nominal cost in Australian dollars 2017, estimate provided by responsible agency.