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.
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.
Final Corridor Selection Report release
We would like to thank you for the feedback received on the Draft Corridor Selection Report (CSR). Feedback from landholders, other stakeholders and the wider community has provided us with valuable insights and knowledge to assist with selecting the final corridor.
After carefully reviewing all submissions received, Northern Corridor 1 has been confirmed as having the lowest overall impacts based on a range of environmental, social and economic factors. The Northern Corridor 1 has now been adopted as the recommended final corridor and now referred to as the ‘study corridor’. The study corridor varies in width to provide flexibility in narrowing down where the transmission line and towers could be located. Detailed engagement with landholders in the study corridor will now commence along with on-ground assessments to help guide further planning.
You can view the Final CSR Summary and full report on this webpage. Please contact our project team if you would like to receive a hard copy of these documents.
NOVEMBER 2022 INFORMATION SESSIONS
Community information drop-in sessions were held on 29 and 30 November 2022 where landholders, the wider community and other stakeholders were able to share their comments on the Draft CSR.
We thank the community for their feedback as this information has helped shape the release of the Final CSR.
SEPTEMBER 2022 INFORMATION SESSIONS
Our second round of community information drop-in sessions were held on 13 and 14 September 2022 where the project team was able to show and discuss 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.
JULY 2022 INFORMATION SESSIONS
Drop-in sessions were held in Biloela 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.