The Queensland Government has a target of achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2050 and has established a $145 million Queensland Renewable Energy Zone initiative to create local jobs and deliver benefits to communities in areas of high renewable energy potential throughout the state.
A Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) is an area with high quality renewable resources like wind and solar, that can be developed in a coordinated way.
These zones cover areas of northern, central and southern Queensland. With many farms located within these zones, farmers are important stakeholders on REZ implementation.
The Queensland Government is interested in understanding opportunities for local communities to benefit from the zones as they develop and would welcome input from farmers and other stakeholders.
For more information and to complete the survey before 30 September 2021, please visit the website: www.qld.gov.au/renewable-energy-zones.