Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Queensland’s biggest wind farm powers ahead

6 March 2017 –

A $500 million wind farm proposal between Kingaroy and Dalby is moving forward after the Queensland Coordinator-General approved the environmental impact statement for AGL Energy’s Coopers Gap wind farm.

Once completed the Coopers Gap wind farm will be able to generate up to 460MW of electricity, powering up to 240,000 homes. By pumping 460MW of renewable energy into Queensland’s electricity grid we will be able to avoid 1 million tonnes  of greenhouse gas emissions each year – the equivalent of taking 320,000 petrol cars off the road.

The Coopers Gap wind farm is forecast to create 350 jobs during construction and 20 permanent jobs once it’s completed. And to contribute up to $4 million each year to the local economy.

The Palaszczuk Government is turbo charging the Queensland renewable energy sector with more than 1GW of privately funded renewable energy projects currently in the works. These projects are delivering more than $2 billion of new investment in Queensland and more than 1,900 direct jobs.

This project is part of the Queensland Government’s committed to source 50 percent of our energy from renewable sources by 2030.