Energex has successfully obtained government approval to construct the the SunCoast Power Project – the most significant electrical infrastructure project to be built on the Sunshine Coast.

The project will consist of the construction of a new sub-transmission powerline from Palmwoods East to Pacific Paradise, a new switching station at Eudlo, a new substation at Pacific Paradise and an upgrade to our existing substation at Jones Road, Maroochydore.

Where: Palmwoods, Kunda Park, Chevallum, West Maroochydore, Pacific Paradise

Project reference number: TBA

Status: Active

Project need

The project is set to underpin previous growth and forecast population and energy increases in one of the country's fastest growing areas.

It will pave the way for a complete overhaul of the electricity network on the Sunshine Coast, allowing us to secure the electricity supply for the next 50 years.

Benefits for the Sunshine Coast include:

  • Meeting predicted growth and existing electricity demand on the Sunshine Coast
  • Increasing network security by providing more power restoration options during interruptions such as storms
  • Major injection of electricity to areas north of the Maroochy River such as Marcoola, Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Pacific Paradise and Coolum

Community involvement

Energex has worked with the community, government and independent consultants to plan and investigate the preferred corridor, and ultimately the chosen route, for the SunCoast Power Project, taking into account environmental and community impacts.

A key component of the consultation was the SunCoast Community Reference Panel, which included elected representatives, environment groups, progress and sporting associations. These community representatives acted as a community ‘voice’ providing feedback during the consultation phase of this project.

Contact us

You are welcome to contact us with any enquiries:

Phone: 1300 762 213