Sustainable electricity supply options for the Daintree
The Queensland Government is working with the Daintree community and stakeholders to deliver the Daintree Electricity Supply Study.
This work is assessing and comparing possible fit-for-purpose options to deliver a reliable and sustainable electricity supply for the Daintree region.
While numerous studies have been conducted in the past, these have not fully investigated:
- how electricity supply options would be delivered from a commercial perspective
- the costs that Daintree households and businesses would be responsible for, including how much they would be charged for electricity.
The new study is filling these gaps and comprehensively canvassing all aspects of energy supply, including recent advances in electricity generation and storage techniques.
This will ensure the Queensland Government can consider up to date information ahead of any decision on the best path forward for electricity supply in the Daintree community.
An independent evaluation and multi-criteria assessment of different electricity supply options for the Daintree region has been undertaken by KPMG with the support of GHD.
This analysis examined 6 potential options for electricity supply in the Daintree. For more information read the detailed summary of the study and findings (PDF, 1.4MB).
The Queensland Government has not made a decision to support any particular option at this time, and will carefully consider the findings of this report and stakeholder feedback.
Have your say
We want to hear what you think about electricity supply for the Daintree region, and the relevant commercial, technical, environmental, social and cultural impacts and opportunities.
Visit a community drop-in session:
Cape Tribulation drop-in session
- Date: Friday 8 November 2019
- Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
- Location: Whet Restaurant
Cow Bay drop-in session
- Date: Saturday 9 November
- Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
- Location: Cow Bay Hotel
The survey will be available online until 17 November 2019.
If you are not able to complete the survey online please email us at email@example.com and we will post a copy of the survey to you.
To receive updates on the study or ask any questions, please contact the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy by:
Daintree Electricity Supply Feasibility Study
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Last updated 14 October 2019