Wind farm blowing in to CQ town
QUEENSLAND is hosting wind farms at a rate of knots, with the Government providing development approval for up to 195 wind turbines at Clarke Creek, 150km northwest of Rockhampton.
Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the $1 billion Lacour Energy wind farm project would involve approximately
350 jobs during construction. “In addition to building the turbines, associated infrastructure will include substations, temporary workers accommodation, staff and operational facilities and powerlines,” Mr Dick said.
“This means jobs for the region over the project’s
36-month construction period and more clean energy that our state can tap into.”
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the new wind farm was part of the state’s
$20 billion pipeline of energy projects – with projects worth almost $4.5 billion under way or financially committed.
“Queensland is focused on reaching its 50 per cent renewable energy target by
2030,” he said. “Lacour Energy has worked closely with the department to assess acoustic impacts of the wind farm as well as impacts on fauna and vegetation.”