The Turnbull Government will start work on an electricity game-changer – the Snowy Mountains Scheme 2.0.
Northern based Senator Ian Macdonald, said that a scheme such as this was a true Nation Building project.
“This plan will see the Scheme increase its generation capacity by 50%, adding 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the Market,” Senator Macdonald said.
While Senator Ian Macdonald welcomed this undertaking, he said he will be speaking with the Prime Minister about having the same interest in schemes in the North at the Burdekin Dam and Tully Millstream.
“We have seen this Government’s commitment to the North, but projects such as Snowy Mountains Scheme in the North could be the catalyst for huge expansion,” Senator Macdonald said.
Senator Ian Macdonald said water and energy security were top priorities for the development of Northern Australia.