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

Powerlink has 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.


Powerlink is currently undertaking extensive landholder engagement and technical assessments within the identified corridor to determine a proposed final easement alignment for the transmission line between the wind farm and Powerlink’s existing Calvale Substation.  The location of the proposed substation near the wind farm is also being determined.

The technical studies, engagement and proposed location of the transmission line and substation will be considered in an Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) which is planned to be submitted to the Queensland Government around mid-2024, as part of the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) approval process.

The Planning Minister and Powerlink will then invite submissions from interested stakeholders as part of the MID approval process, including landholders affected by the project.

Please refer to the timeline provided for a summary of project activities to date and future works to take place. 

Previous engagement activities 

The Final Corridor Selection Report (CSR) for the project was publicly released.

Feedback received from landholders, Traditional Owner groups, the community and other stakeholders was considered when finalising this report.  After carefully reviewing all submissions received, Northern Corridor 1 was confirmed as having the lowest overall impacts based on a range of environmental, social and economic factors. 

You can view the Final CSR Summary and full report on this webpage, under ‘Resources’.

Community information drop-in sessions were held in November 2022. Landholders, Traditional Owner groups, the community and other stakeholders were able to share their insights on the Draft CSR.

We thank everyone who contributed for their feedback as this information helped shape the release of the Final CSR.


Our second round of community information drop-in sessions was held in September 2022 where the project team showed and discussed the proposed transmission corridor options to connect EDF’s Banana Range Wind Farm to the electricity grid.

We appreciated the feedback and insights you shared with us during these sessions.


Drop-in sessions were held in Biloela during July 2022 where the community had the opportunity to meet with our team, ask questions and provide feedback.  

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. Input from the sessions helped inform our decision-making around potential corridor options.


Banana Range Wind Farm Community Information Session Collage




In Progress


Banana Range Wind Farm Connection Timeline

September 2021

Early Works Agreement

From June 2022

Project engagement commenced

November 2022

Draft Corridor Selection Report Released

April 2023

Final Corridor Selection Report Released

Q1-Q3 2024

Technical studies

Q4 2024

EAR Submissions invited

Q1 2025

Minister's decision



Full timeline


Jarod Goudie

Landholder Relations Advisor
0437 794 946