Forest Wind is a privately financed and funded, major clean energy project proposed to be located within three state plantation forests between Gympie and Maryborough. It has the potential to be one of the largest grid-connected wind farms in the Southern Hemisphere and could create around 440 jobs during construction and 50 full-time jobs once operational.
Featuring up to 226 wind turbines on actively managed exotic pine plantation licence areas in the Toolara, Tuan and Neerdie state forests, it could contribute to Queensland’s target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030. With the potential to generate up to 1200 megawatts of electricity at capacity, this would be enough energy to supply one in four Queensland homes.
The passing of the Forest Wind Farm Development Bill 2020 in August 2020 outlines a pathway for Forest Wind Holdings to obtain tenure to access, occupy, develop and manage the land for the purpose of this project only. This complex project continues to advance through the Exclusive Transactions framework.
The $2.1 billion Dexus Waterfront Brisbane proposal is a unique opportunity to transform Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier and surrounds into a leading premium business and lifestyle destination.
The proposal presents the opportunity to create a revitalised precinct: with a new and improved Riverwalk, more riverfront access and enhanced public open space and amenity.
On 19 December 2019, the Queensland Government announced the signing of a facilitation agreement with Dexus enabling the company to commence the detailed design and development application process.
If approved, Dexus estimates that 1,120 annual construction jobs (on average) over the next 10 years will be created, with an additional 916 operational jobs supported once completed.
This is a landmark project. Dexus estimates the project will provide a $5.7 billion boost to Queensland’s Gross State Product over the next 40 years, including $230 million in value added to our State’s construction and professional services sectors.
The centre aims to boost rapid access to international markets for agricultural producers. Capitalising on Queensland's global reputation as a leader in the production and processing of quality agricultural products, this initiative seeks to catalyse the development of high-value farming and processing and grow regional job creation.
SeaLink Townsville Regional Marine Transport Solution
SeaLink’s proposal to improve ferry, transport and tourism services in Townsville is entering its final assessment stages through Queensland Government’s Investment Facilitation process.
The proposal includes:
- the development of the Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct on Port of Townsville land adjacent to the existing Breakwater Terminal, incorporating:
- public open space
- ferry terminal
- airconditioned waiting areas
- interstate bus terminal
- car park
- the building of two high-speed ferry passenger vessels for the Magnetic Island and Palm Island services
- investment into new on-water marine tourism infrastructure.
Project investment is estimated to value $71 million.
The Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct development is proposed on Port of Townsville land within the Townsville City Waterfront Priority Development Area.
If approved, construction could commence in the second half of 2019 and reach practical completion late 2020. Construction is expected to support an estimated 131 jobs with 55 ongoing positions annually when the project is complete.