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Overview

The Banana Range Wind Farm is a proposed renewable development about 20km west of Biloela, in Central Queensland. The project proposes to build a 230-megawatt wind farm with enough energy to power 15,000 homes. Visit Banana Range Wind Farm for more project information.

Status

The Banana Range Wind Farm developers, EDF Renewables, received planning approval from the Queensland Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP), and from the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE). Powerlink has since been engaged by EDF Renewables under an Early Works Agreement to consider options to connect the wind farm to the transmission network in the region.

As part of this, Powerlink has started early engagement with landholders, community members and other stakeholders to gather information and feedback locally. Our early discussions are focused on seeking input and insights to help guide our planning.

Get involved

We are committed to ongoing genuine and timely engagement with landholders, local communities and other stakeholders to support the development and delivery of renewable projects connecting to our transmission network.

Your input is important to help us understand landholder and community views and areas of interest and importance.

We will be hosting community information drop-in sessions in Biloela in the coming weeks.

The sessions will highlight a number of corridor options for the wind farm connection based on feedback and input from the local community to-date. We will be seeking further feedback from landholders and the wider community on the project, as well as the corridor options presented. This will help us identify the most suitable corridor for the new transmission line.

 

We recently completed community information drop-in sessions in Biloela, between 11-13 July 2022 where the community had an opportunity to meet with our team, ask questions and provide feedback and input. 

The sessions provided an overview of the study area, proposed project, timeframes and project approval processes. 

We thank the community for dropping by and sharing their insights with us. This input will help inform our decision-making about potential corridor options.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss and listen to your feedback. Alternatively please contact us by phone, email or please fill in the form or leave a comment on the interactive project map below.

 

Details

Central

Renewables

In Progress

Map

Banana Range Wind Farm Connection Timeline

September 2022

Early Works Agreement

From June 2022

Engagement starts

November 2022

Draft Corridor Selection Report Released

Q1-Q3 2023

Technical studies

Q3 2023

Drop-in session

Q3 2023 - Q1 2024

Easement compensation

Q3 2023

Consultation on Environmental Assessment Report

Full timeline

Contact

Photo of Landholder Relations Advisor

Bernie Jefferies

Landholder Relations Advisor
0439 967 607
Lanholder Relations Dave

Dave Hunter

Landholder Relations Advisor
07 3860 2111