Scott Morrison – Authorities delivers on electrical energy undertaking
An bold undertaking to attach northwest Queensland to the nationwide electrical energy grid through a transmission line has obtained a lift from the Morrison authorities.
Visiting Cloncurry on Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced help of as much as $11 million to assist progress the CopperString undertaking to remaining funding choice this 12 months.
“Our help for CopperString is an funding in the way forward for Queensland that may carry energy costs down, create 750 direct development jobs and unlock the numerous financial potential of the North West Minerals Province,” Mr Morrison stated.
The undertaking, which has bipartisan help, has been the topic of state and federal election guarantees.
Sources Minister Keith Pitt stated the mining sector was a major driver of jobs.
“Inexpensive, dependable electrical energy is important in driving downstream manufacturing and creating extra native jobs,” he stated.
Proponents of the $1.7 billion undertaking – which might contain about 740km of excessive voltage electrical energy transmission line – have lodged a draft environmental affect assertion with the Queensland coordinator-general.