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Collinsville Green Energy Hub information centre opens

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THE OPENING of the new information centre for Ark Energy’s Collinsville Green Energy Hub, on Saturday, November 26, was a great success.

The event attracted a crowd of about 50 including Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall, Councillor for Division 4 Michelle Wright, participating landowners, representatives from local businesses and residents from Collinsville and surrounding areas.

Guests enjoyed a sausage sizzle, coffee van and giveaways, and heard from Ark Energy CEO Daniel Kim about plans for the $7.5bn project.

The Collinsville Green Energy Hub is a 3000-megawatt wind and solar renewable energy project that Ark Energy is developing across about 180,000 hectares of grazing properties, near Collinsville and south-west of Bowen.

Ark Energy’s general manager development for Queensland, Anthony Russo, presented an overview of the feasibility work that has been done for the project, so far, and the next steps in the planning process.

He also spoke about the importance for Ark Energy of being part of the local community.

Mayor Hall said she was pleased to see the information centre opening and Ark Energy demonstrating its commitment to Collinsville and the Whitsunday region.

The Collinsville Green Energy Hub information centre is at 47 Railway Road, Collinsville, and will be open on Wednesday afternoons, from next week.

It has information on wind and solar renewable energy, the Collinsville Green Energy Hub project, and lots of takeaway materials.

More information on the project is also available on the website at www.collinsvillehub.com.au and the project team can be contacted directly by email at info@collinsville.com.au or phone 1800 731 296.

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