Work starts on mega wind farm

Work is officially underway at the MacIntyre Wind Farm precinct, a 620-worker, $2 billion project that will include Queensland’s first publicly-owned and operated wind farm and establish the state’s second Renewable Energy Zone (REZ).

The 1,026MW (megawatt) precinct consists of two wind farms – the proposed 103MW Karara Wind Farm to be owned and operated by the Queensland Government’s low-emissions generator and retailer CleanCo Queensland, and the 923MW MacIntyre Wind Farm that will be owned and operated by ACCIONA Energy Australia.

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick said the project represented not just more renewable energy for Queensland, but a major boost for jobs and regional opportunities.

Read the full Ministerial Statement

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