The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed a $700 million advance in four large-scale renewable energy projects and the creation of more than 500 construction jobs.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the signing of support deeds for large-scale solar projects near Collinsville, Oakey and Longreach today coincided with the approval of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Coopers Gap wind farm near Kingaroy.
“These projects represent a $700 million investment in energy projects and in regional Queensland jobs,” she said.
“My Government is committed to ensuring the security of Queensland’s future energy needs through a mix of coal and gas fired power stations, along with a growing share for large-scale renewable energy projects.”
“The confidence shown in Queensland’s renewable future by these leading energy companies, from overseas and interstate, shows that my government’s policy settings have created an environment ripe for serious and sustainable investment.”