Winds of the north to power Cairns to net zero

In a leap towards achieving its commitment to net zero, Cairns Regional Council has signed a historic agreement with publicly owned CleanCo Queensland that will see 80 of the Council’s largest facilities acquire 100 percent of their electricity requirements from renewable sources from July 2024.

Facilities to be powered under this agreement include Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns City Library, Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, and the wastewater treatment plants.

This deal is equivalent to the energy consumption of approximately 4,000 North Queensland households each year.

Read the full Ministerial statement