Sun Cable project moves ahead


The Land Development Corporation has lodged a Development Application to subdivide a 10.4ha parcel from Section 1905, Channel Island Road, Wickham.  The application is in response to Sun Cable who are in negotiations with LDC to secure the site to facilitate their Middle Arm Battery Project. The site is within Zone U (Utilities) in the Middle Arm Industrial Precinct area, adjacent to the Weddell Power Station. The site will be serviced with power and water connections with provisions for communications infrastructure.

Sun Cable’s proposed Middle Arm Battery (MAB) facility is designed to provide active power and ancillary services to the Darwin-Katherine Integrated System. The proposed MAB will include energy storage of up to 100 MW/200 MWh, substation and switchyard, ancillary facilities and a temporary solar generation facility of approximately 8.0 MW capacity.

To view the LDC Subdivision Application & Sun Cable MAB Development Application click here.

It is anticipated construction will commence in mid-2021. We will keep you updated with more information on our Future Tender Opportunity as works progress.

For more information on investment at the Middle Arm Industrial Precinct, contact our team on 8944 0900 or email