Borumba Pumped Hydro Project Transmission Line

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Shea Rule
100 Barrett Road
Total Signatures - 2,411
Sponsoring Member: Mr Tony Perrett MP
Posting Date: 4/1/2023
Closing Date: 19/2/2023
Tabled Date: 21/2/2023
Responded By: Hon Mick de Brenni MP on 24/3/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House Powerlink’s consideration of potential corridors for a new transmission line to connect the proposed Borumba Pumped Hydro Project to the Woolooga substation. 

The corridors cut a swathe through private land. While the community accepts the importance of the Project to Queensland’s clean energy future, it is unfair to impose the associated transmission infrastructure on ordinary Queenslanders working hard to raise families, run successful businesses, secure their futures, look after the environment and ensure Australia’s food security. As the project benefits the whole state, the associated burden should be borne by the state wherever possible.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure that, so far as possible, the transmission infrastructure required for the Borumba Project is built on existing state-owned land corridors, including state forest, and that all available technology and infrastructure is used to minimise the impact on private landowners and the environment.