We in North Queensland have waited for a long time to see any great improvements in our lifestyle, just the other day some people were rudely interrupted by an ammonia spill at an industrial facility, now at last we have news of a ‘giant’ new proposed power plant to accommodate up to 80 per cent of N.Q. electricity demand, and furthermore it is non-polluting and safe and also renewable comprising of wind and solar power of 600Mw each of wind and solar bringing us 1,200 Mw of clean energy to be known as ‘Kennedy Energy Park.’
This is a dream come true for North Queensland, especially if the plans for a North Queensland food bowl come to fruition as the less atmospheric pollution the easier the produce will be to sell with the ‘clean green’ tag. Now the ball is in the Abbott LNP government’s court, as part of the $5 billion development fund, will they go for clean green energy or fall back to dirty, old technology, polluting coal? It would be situated just outside of Hughenden, bringing vital investment and jobs to our western neighbours, good for business, good for the health and wellbeing of North Queenslanders.