Queensland Government and Local Council Work Together to Progress Lansdown
12 July 2021: Queensland Government and Local Council Work Together to Progress Lansdown
Work on the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct is moving forward with the Townsville City Council and Queensland Government agreeing to a roads and rail deal.
“The State government is delivering on their pre-election commitment to provide key infrastructure funding that will help pave the way for Townsville becoming a clean energy manufacturing hub,” said Stephanie Gray, Energy Strategist at Solar Citizens.
“Townsville is moving ahead and showing the rest of Australia how we can future-proof regional economies and revive local manufacturing with abundant cheap renewable energy.
“The local government is doing a great job attracting new industries to the region and there are already a number of renewable hydrogen, new economy mining, and battery manufacturing projects proposed across North Queensland.
“North Queensland has some of the world’s best solar resources, so unlocking this abundant cheap energy to power new export industries is a smart way to create jobs long into the future.
“But for these opportunities to be fully realised we need the federal government to also provide funding for key infrastructure. They’re still sitting on a large portion of the $195 million owed to Townsville under the City Deal.
“The sooner this money is allocated, the sooner we’ll see jobs created on the ground.”
Media contact: Stephanie Gray 0425543006