A new wind farm could produce jobs for Queenslanders.
A new wind farm could produce jobs for Queenslanders.

Step forward for wind farm project

A WIND farm which could produce enough power for all homes across the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay-Burnett and Gold Coast has been given development approval.

Minister for Planning Cameron Dick said Forest Wind, which was proposed to comprise of up to 226 turbines, would provide a huge boost for the economy in the Wide Bay-Burnett.

“If it proceeds, this project could create around 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full time jobs during operation,” Mr Dick said.

“This is a major clean energy project for Queensland and will contribute to our target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

“Forest Wind has the potential to generate up to 1200 megawatts of electricity at capacity, which is enough to supply one in four Queensland homes.

“This is enough power for all homes across the Wide Bay-Burnett, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast combined.”

The wind farm is proposed to be developed within state forest land between Gympie and Maryborough.


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