Media Release - Construction to Commence at Coopers Gap
Construction to Commence at Coopers Gap
Today Mayor Keith Campbell, Councillors and the Chief Executive Officer are joining our neighbours, Western Downs Regional Council, to attend an event to mark the commencement of construction of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm.
AGL Energy and the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) have invited the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, the Hon Dr Anthony Lynham, MP, to ‘turn the sod’ at today’s event which is being held at the Cooranga North site. This will be followed by a morning tea at the Cooranga North Hall.
The Coopers Gap Wind Farm will have the capacity to power more than 260,000 average Australian homes and will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1,180,000 tonnes annually, which is the equivalent of taking 340,000 cars off the road. “This is a significant development which is an excellent opportunity for the South Burnett and is welcomed news for the economy of the area.” said Mayor Campbell.