The Gold Coast’s electricity grid has been given a jump start, ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
A $25million upgrade of the Mudgeeraba Substation has been announced by Treasurer Curtis Pitt to ensure the city’s high voltage electricity transmission network is ‘games ready’.
“This $25 million upgrade will improve the performance and reliability of Powerlink’s transmission network in the Gold Coast region, not only for the Games itself, but for many years to come,” Mr Pitt said.
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“The Gold Coast Games will attract a global TV audience of 1.5 billion, so it’s important our key infrastructure is ready to help showcase the Gold Coast to the world.”
The upgrades include primary and secondary systems, a new transformer, new fencing, a new control building and minor works. It’s hoped the work will extend the life of the 45-year-old substation and generate 50 jobs.