Recent news headlines have shown the destructive potential of mining project operations on Aboriginal land and cultural heritage sites . Renewable projects, like large scale solar and wind farms, are however not exempt from also potentially causing harm to Aboriginal land, and disregarding First Nations cultural heritage and ongoing connection to country.
The Queensland State Government has an opportunity to turn the Sunshine State into a thriving clean energy powerhouse. With the right investments, new solar, wind and storage projects can unlock abundant cheap energy and new manufacturing industries for the state.
Our full list of Queensland state policy recommendations for 2021 can be downloaded here.
As one of the sunniest cities in the world, Townsville stands to benefit from the transition to clean, renewable energy. Already, there's a proposal to build a local mega battery storage manufacturing facility, and there are plenty more opportunities to build solar and wind farms in the region.