A community information meeting to discuss the construction of the South Burnett’s first solar farm will be held in Kingaroy on Wednesday, June 1 (Photo: Mytilineos)

May 26, 2022

A community information meeting about the South Burnett’s first solar farm will be held in Kingaroy next Wednesday (June 1).

The 130ha solar farm – which will be built on Kingaroy-Barkers Creek Road about three kilometres east of Kingaroy’s CBD – received State and Council approvals in early 2020.

International energy company Mytilineos is now the owner, builder and operator of the Kingaroy Solar Farm after acquiring the project from Terrain Solar in 2019.

Mytilineos will be holding a community information meeting at Kingaroy RSL from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on June 1.

The session will discuss the project and explain the company’s plans to mitigate potential impacts during construction.

The meeting will also give the public an opportunity to have any questions they have about the project answered.

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6 Responses to "Meeting To Discuss Solar Farm"

  1. Both thumbs up for solar power. Together with the wind we have two free energy sources which do not destroy our environment as much as an open cut coal mine. Yes, mines provide jobs but so do such new installations. It will just require some new learning processes for people to obtain a job there.

    As to the aesthetic aspect of wind or solar farms – often mentioned as an argument against them – how beautiful is a gaping hole in the ground and mountains of overburden where nothing grows for years?

  2. Lizzie, where do you think all the raw materials come from? To make the panels, turbines etc. What is the cost to produce and recycle? What produces the largest amount of CO2, not coal, not cars, not cattle, not volcanoes, have a look at tectonic plate movement! There is always a cost, nothing is free.

  3. According to studies I’ve seen that have been done on this, the carbon generated by a wind turbine’s construction is recovered in the first six months of its 25 to 30-year operating life – the rest is carbon-free. Google it if you’re in any doubt.

  4. Of course, these solar and wind equipments have to be produced. Instead of importing everything, would it not be possible to produce these components locally, hence creating a whole lot of new, well-paid jobs. Until the knowledge and know-how is acquired by Australians, it may be possible to attract some experts from abroad. I am sure there are a lot of clever young people who would be happy to embark on such a sustainable career path.

    In my opinion the issue here is coal against renewable energies, nothing against mining of iron ore and other minerals.

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