$1.5b investment in Queensland’s electrical infrastructure

Posted on 07 May 2019

Queensland is set for big improvements in electrical infrastructure across the state, with more than $1.5 billion of the current budget allocated to Energy Queensland capital works. This will support more than 7,300 jobs state wide. Transmission company, Powerlink, has over $232 million allocated for capital works, which will support upwards of 400 jobs.

There is currently a large focus on renewables in Queensland, with the aim that they will reach 50% renewables by 2030. This is supported by the inclusion of many renewable energy projects to the grid, including new substations for the Coopers Gap wind farm, the Mount Emerald wind farm and the Whitsunday and Hamilton solar farms.

Substation upgrades will also occur in Mackay’s CBD, with a $28 million project set to improve the reliability of the electricity supply to more than 4,600 existing consumers.