ON SITE: Darren Lockyer and Gavin Jones on site at the Coopers Gap windfarm.
ON SITE: Darren Lockyer and Gavin Jones on site at the Coopers Gap windfarm. Contributed

Australia's biggest wind farm a boost for Burnett

CONSTRUCTION is under way on the Coopers Gap wind farm and once completed it will be the largest of its kind in Australia.

The wind farm will have capacity to power over 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.

According to South Burnett councillor Gavin Jones, the wind farm has already had a positive flow on effect within the community by employing local contractors and individuals and through the sourcing of resources and materials.

Coopers Gap, windfarm, powerlines, Cooranga North, Niagara Road.
Coopers Gap, windfarm, powerlines, Cooranga North, Niagara Road. Jack Lawrie

"AGL's Coopers Gap Wind Farm further diversifies our region's major energy assets while recognising the vital role regional Queensland plays in contributing to renewable energy," Cr Jones said.

"This allows the South Burnett to be well positioned as the energy landscape continues to evolve.

"We have a healthy and supportive relationship with AGL Energy and its partners during the construction period of this project and it continues to provide a lasting & positive impact on our local economy and region."

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