Location: Mount Larcom Road, Aldoga
Project area: 9,765 hectares
Aldoga is located north-west of Gladstone. It is a defined area of land dedicated for industrial development and materials transportation infrastructure.
The area supports economic development in a way that considers environmental, cultural and social issues as well as existing industry and surrounding infrastructure within the region.
The land is strategically positioned for industrial development with its close proximity to:
Land uses considered suitable for Aldoga include:
Aldoga now has a 24 hour washdown facility to manage the spread of weeds. It is located about 25km north-west of Gladstone on Aldoga Drive. The two bay facility accommodates four-wheel drives, sedans and a wide range of trucks.
Aldoga renewable energy project
The Aldoga Renewable Energy Project in Gladstone is Economic Development Queensland’s flagship renewable energy project. The project supports the State’s objectives under the Our Future State: Advancing Queensland’s Priorities and contributes towards the State’s target of achieving 50 percent of our energy from renewable energy by 2030.
Following a competitive Expression of Interest process, Acciona Energy has been selected to transform 762 hectares at Aldoga into a solar energy project. Acciona Energy will design, build and operate the solar project. It is anticipated that construction will commence in 2020.
At maximum capacity of up to 250 megawatts (AC), the renewable energy project will deliver the equivalent amount of energy needed to supply up to 122,000 households (around five times the number of households in Gladstone). As a supplier of renewable energy, Acciona Energy has been actively discussing proposed off take arrangements with numerous industrial and commercial customers within the Gladstone region.
This significant project will support up to 240 construction jobs for Queenslanders. Acciona Energy will adopt Buy Queensland and Gladstone Buy Local procurement policies, giving preference to local sub-contractors and manufacturers and providing a substantial additional economic focus within the Gladstone region.
For further information on the project visit http://www.acciona.com.au/projects/energy/solar-photovoltaic/aldoga-solar-farm/