Local info centre opens for Collinsville Green Energy Hub
New project information centre in Collinsville
The opening of the new information centre for Ark Energy’s Collinsville Green Energy Hub on Saturday 26 November was a great success.
The event attracted a crowd of about 50 including Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall, Councillor for Division 4 Michelle Wright, participating landowners, representatives from local businesses and residents from Collinsville and surrounding areas.
Guests enjoyed a sausage sizzle, coffee van and giveaways, and heard from Ark Energy CEO Daniel Kim about plans for the $7.5 billion project. The Collinsville Green Energy Hub is a 3000 megawatt wind and solar renewable energy project Ark Energy is developing across about 180,000 hectares of grazing properties near Collinsville and south-west of Bowen. Ark Energy estimates it will generate at least $1 billion of economic activity in the region and more than 350 jobs during construction.
Ark Energy’s General Manager Development for Queensland Anthony Russo presented an overview of the feasibility work that has been done for the project so far, next steps in the planning process, and spoke about the importance for Ark Energy of being part of the local community.
Mayor Hall said she was pleased to see the information centre opening and Ark Energy demonstrating its commitment to Collinsville and the Whitsunday region.
The Collinsville Green Energy Hub information centre is at 47 Railway Road, Collinsville and will be open Wednesday afternoons from next week. It has information on wind and solar renewable energy, the Collinsville Green Energy Hub project, and lots of takeaway materials.
The project team can be contacted directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 731 296.
Read this article in the Whitsunday News.