Aerial view of Mossman substation

Douglas Shire network upgrade

We’re investing in the future of the Douglas Shire Council area with a major upgrade of the local electricity network that will continue into 2025.

The Mossman Substation is being rebuilt and upgraded from a 66/22kV substation to a 132/22kV substation. The substation supplies Mossman and surrounding communities through the local 22kV electricity network.

It is currently supplied from Turkinje Zone Substation, near Mareeba, via two 66kV feeder lines that travel to Mount Molloy and then down the Rex Range. However, in the future, it will be supplied by a new connection from the 132kV powerline. As part of upgrade, powerline works are required to reinforce power supplies to the region.

The project also includes works at the Yalkula Substation, near Mount Molloy (to support the 132kV supply), and at the Craiglie Substation (to provide a backup supply option to Mossman). With the new arrangements, some sections of the 66kV lines will also be removed, between Mount Molloy and Mossman where the line crosses the Rex Range and Wet Tropics Area.

Customers will be notified by mail of any planned outages and you can register for free SMS and email updates on our Self Service portal.

Thanks for your understanding while we work to improve the reliability, security and safety of your electricity supply.

Keeping you informed

You can stay up to date on all the project activities and the construction schedule through our newsletters and photos.


Download the newsletters about the Douglas Network Upgrade Project.

Photo gallery

See photos of work in progress on the Douglas Shire Network Upgrade.

Project contact details

For more information or to provide us with feedback, please contact the project team:

Online: Project feedback form


Phone: 1300 855 045