In early July, the NSW Government announced a $79 million plan to develop a second, massive 8,000 MW Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in the New England region.
The REZ will deliver new energy infrastructure that will lower electricity bills, create jobs and make regional NSW the home of renewable energy investment. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said “The New England REZ is expected to attract $12.7 billion in investment, support 2,000 construction jobs and 1,300 ongoing jobs – all while lowering energy prices and future-proofing the regions.”
GeoLINK Director, Simon Williams said “This announcement is fantastic news for Armidale, the New England region and the environment. As a local environmental consultancy, we are pleased with the decision to develop our region’s best renewable energy resources, solar and wind power. It is an excellent opportunity for all.”