Daintree Microgrid

MR ENTSCH: I’m absolutely rapt to see the $19.3 million allocated in this year’s federal budget to stage 1 construction of the Daintree microgrid project. This is a project that’s very close to my heart and one that I’ve been working on delivering for close to 25 years. In fact, only last week I was…

New mobile towers for Far North Queensland

Digital connectivity in Leichhardt is being boosted with new Telstra mobile towers to be built at Cow Bay and Archer River to boost safety and help locals stay in touch. The new macrocell base station at Cow Bay, which is being funded under the Federal Government’s Regional Connectivity Program, will deliver dedicated coverage and capacity…

Coalition to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly power for the Daintree

The Morrison Government will help the Daintree community establish Australia’s first solar to hydrogen-based microgrid. Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor today announced a grant of $990,150 for the Daintree Renewable Energy Pty Ltd to take the 100 per cent renewable project to ‘shovel ready’ within 12 months. He said the money has been allocated in…

Powering the Daintree one step closer

Powering the Daintree via a renewable-energy microgrid is one step closer after the federal government identified the region as a site for a stand-alone, environmentally friendly power system. A $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, to be announced in next week’s federal budget, has been set up to identify and fund feasibility studies…

Report into powering the Daintree released

Options for supplying power to the Daintree community have been investigated in a report released today by energy market experts Sunverge. The analysis, supported by $180,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, examined five options to power the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest. These included single and multiple electrical micro-grids with high renewables uptake and a…

FNQ continues to be jewel in state’s tourism crown

More international visitors are exploring Tropical North Queensland and spending more at local businesses. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today’s International Visitor Survey revealed 880,000 overseas visitors had been enticed to tourism attractions across Tropical North Queensland over the past year. He said those overseas visitors were spending on $1190 per person and staying…