Solar boom ‘bringing hundreds of jobs’ to Queensland’s Darling Downs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
One council alone has approved one wind and 11 solar projects worth $6 billion.
“We’ve got $1.2 billion of that under construction now, and that’s the exciting thing, this isn’t just about approvals, this is about action to deliver renewable energies to this region,” Western Downs Regional Council mayor Paul McVeigh said.
“And we know there are another three [solar farms] in the pipeline.”
When the coal seam gas industry scaled back, hundreds of jobs were lost, rental vacancies soared, and businesses failed.