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Qld to spend $5b on electricity transmission project



“The construction of this transmission line will open up 6,000 megawatts of potential renewable energy in the North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone, creating more jobs than our state has ever seen in a new, low-carbon resource sector stretching from Townsville to Mount Isa – and they are starting right now, with early work packages rolling out almost immediately,” he said in a statement.

The bipartisan-backed project has been the subject of multiple state and federal election pledges over the years.

Local federal and state MPs Bob Katter and Robbie Katter, a father-son duo representing the aptly named Katter’s Australian Party in the region, have been pushing for CopperString 2.0 since 2003.


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