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 Gladstone site is Economic Development Queensland’s flagship renewable energy project and is part of the Queensland Government’s Advancing our cities and regions strategy, which aims to renew and repurpose underutilised state land to generate jobs and drive economic growth.
As a flagship project, it is considered that the Aldoga development will act as a precedent for the delivery of further economic opportunities offered from a growing renewable energy sector.
Following a competitive Expression of Interest process, Acciona Energy have been selected to transform the 1,250 hectares site 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 mid-to-late 2019.
At maximum capacity of up to 265 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).
This significant project will support up to 240 construction jobs. Acciona Energy will adopt Buy Queensland and Gladstone Buy Local procurement policies, giving preference to local sub-contractors and manufacturers.
The substantial scale of this project will also contribute significantly to the Queensland Government’s target of achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
For further information on the project visit http://www.acciona.com.au/projects/energy/solar-photovoltaic/aldoga-solar-farm/