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Overview

This project involves the construction of Gladstone’s SuperGrid Training Centre and Transmission Hub. This facility will provide world-class high voltage transmission training and support a central region workforce contributing to the delivery of Queensland’s renewable energy transition.  

The proposed development on the subject site will comprise the following elements:  

  • Two buildings to contain an operational warehouse and learning facilities including simulated high voltage training bay, training rooms and internal tower 
  • Operational areas including workshop, testing and investigating   
  • A contemporary office facility  
  • Landscaped areas  
  • Hardstand 
  • Vehicle wash-down facility 
  • Car parking. 

Powerlink expects to progress early works for the Hub in August 2024, ahead of construction commencing in late 2024. The project is expected to be completed and operational by early 2026. 

Get involved

Powerlink is committed to ongoing genuine and timely engagement to ensure we deliver positive outcomes for the Gladstone community, local businesses, and other stakeholders during the construction of the Hub.   

We encourage you to get involved and invite you to contact the project team for more information and to provide feedback at any time.  If you have any questions, please contact us via email at [email protected].

Powerlink values the relationship the Hub has with local and Indigenous suppliers and will work with our construction partners, Savills, to ensure full, fair and reasonable opportunities are made available on the project.  

Powerlink held the first industry briefing session for early works packages on 3 June. This session provided opportunities for local and regional businesses, trades and suppliers for the construction and operation of the for the Gladstone SuperGrid Training Centre and Transmission Hub. Expressions of interests for the Early Works packages have closed. Powerlink are conducting a closed tendering process with those businesses’ that demonstrated they have the relevant capabilities and expertise.

Our second industry briefing session was held on 22 July 2024, with presentations about the project, timelines, main work packages and guidance on how to apply for these opportunities. You can access these presentations from the Resources section of this page. 

Expressions of interest are now open on the ICN Gateway for main works packages and will close on the 31 July 2024. These packages include landscaping, painting, joinery, glazing, furniture, fencing, electrical services and more. 

 Express your interest via the ICN Gateway.

 

Project background 

The construction of the Gladstone SuperGrid Training Centre and Transmission Hub is led by Powerlink Queensland and driven by the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan which launched in September 2022. The plan outlines how Queensland’s energy system will transform to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy to provide power for generations. This investment in renewable energy projects also translates to long-term job opportunities for our regions. 

Training our next generation of workers will ensure we build the capability and capacity locally to support the transition and become a world leader in renewable energy.   

Details

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Construction

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Gladstone SuperGrid Training Centre and Transmission Hub Project Key Milestone Dates

August 2024

Main works tender opens

August 2024

Early works begin onsite

August 2024

Early works contract awarded

July 2024

Industry Briefing Session

June 2024

Industry Briefing Session

January 2024

Land purchased

May 2023

Interim Hub established

October 2022

SuperGrid Training Centre and Transmission Hub announced

Full timeline