Clean Energy To Power High Country Visitor Hub

Last Modified: Fri Jul 22 2016 10:14:32 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $210,000
    funding made available by the Andrews Labor Government part of which will be used for construction of a micro-hydroelectricity system. When completed, it will be Australia’s first Alpine Hub wholly powered year round by renewable energy.
  • 14
    jobs will be created during construction, with another 27 jobs expected to be created in the first 2-5 years of the micro-hydro plant’s operation.
  • $80,000
    budgeted cost. A state government spokesperson told One Step Off The Grid that local Benalla-based renewable energy business Sun Real had won the tender to build the system.
  • $500 million
    grants available via the Andrews government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, aimed at generating jobs, boosting visitation and driving economic growth in regional Victoria. The investment for this project will be made as part of this fund.