Goyder Renewables Zone - Stage One


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Preferred bidder announced

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Goyder Renewables Zone - Stage One

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


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Under procurement

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Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Energy
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

Goyder Renewables Zone is a hybrid renewable energy development proposed for the area around Burra, in the Goyder region of South Australia. The Zone includes two separate projects: Goyder North (north of Burra), and Goyder South (south of Burra).

The proposed renewable energy zone is being developed by Neoen over five stages. Goyder South comprises the first three stages and Goyder North comprises the last two stages. Each stage is expected to include:

  • a 400 MW wind farm
  • a 200 MW solar farm
  • a 300 MW battery storage, and
  • supporting infrastructure connections.


Neoen intends to construct Goyder South - Stage One first due to its proximity to the Robertstown substation.

The scope for Goyder South Stages Two and Three will depend on the progress of Project EnergyConnect, linking the NSW and SA power grids. A new transmission line will eventually run from Goyder North to Goyder South.



Key Dates

Sep 2019: Project announced.

Feb 2022: Expected construction commencement of Goyder South - Stage One.

Aug 2023: Expected construction completion of Goyder South - Stage One.



Project History

March 2021: Planning approval granted for Stage One.

Sep 2020: Neoen was awarded a 14 year contract to supply 100 MW of wind energy to the ACT Government from Stage One of the project. As part of the contract, Neoen will also construct and own a 50 MW battery in Canberra.

August 2020: Neoen released the Development Application for public exhibition.

June 2020: Neoen submitted a Development Application to the South Australian Government for planning approval.

Nov 2019: Neoen held two community information briefing sessions.

Last reviewed: 22/03/2021

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