Lake­land’s wind farm gets ap­proval

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

CON­STRUC­TION of a $200 mil­lion wind farm near Lake­land is set to be­gin fol­low­ing ap­proval by the Queens­land Govern­ment.

Wind­lab Ltd’s pro­ject will in­clude up to 30 wind tur­bines and will pro­duce around 100 megawatts of power for North Queens­land, con­nected via the na­tional elec­tric­ity grid.

The pro­ject will bring sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment to the re­gion and is ex­pected to cre­ate around 200 jobs dur­ing con­struc­tion. The wind farm will take one year to con­struct.

The wind farm will op­er­ate for at least 25 years and gen­er­ate enough power to sup­ply more than 50,000 homes – sim­i­lar to the num­ber of house­holds in Cook Shire, Ma­reeba Shire, Table­lands Re­gion, and north­ern Cairns sub­urbs com­bined.

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