The Courier-Mail

So­lar farm put on hold

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THE State Gov­ern­ment will re­assess ap­proval of one of the coun­try’s largest so­lar farms in far north Queens­land.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has set aside the Bur­dekin Shire’s ap­proval of global firm FRV’s $400 mil­lion so­lar farm, which is be­ing ap­pealed in the Plan­ning and En­vi­ron­ment Court, and will re­assess the mas­sive pro­ject.

“I want to en­sure that the eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal in­ter­ests of this part of the state are pro­moted and that the im­pacts on the vi­a­bil­ity of im­por­tant agri­cul­tural in­dus­tries are care­fully con­sid­ered,” Ms Trad said in a state­ment.

She is re­quired to make a de­ci­sion by Novem­ber 10.

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