Major solar and battery project planned for Townsville region

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Edify Energy has revealed plans to build a $400 million solar farm, named Majors Creek Solar Farm, and battery storage project 40km south of Townsville.

It would be located opposite the Lansdown Industrial Precinct, which it would provide power to. Edify Energy is hoping to attract industrial partners to the area to supply renewable power directly to.

Edify Energy spokesman Andrew Stiel told the Townsville Bulletin the project would have a multitude of benefits, including supplying “really cheap rates of electricity” at the industrial site.

“Hopefully that will be the signal for other industrial users to come in and establish in that precinct,” he said.

Mr Stiel added that it would provide around 400 jobs to the Townsville region during construction.

Also planned for the industrial precinct is a $2 billion battery factory, $300 million battery metals refinery and $23 million motorsport and driver education complex. So far, the motorsport facility is the only one confirmed.

Edify Energy has secured approvals for the solar farm, working to secure finance over the next six to eight months. Construction would begin thereafter.

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