House debates

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Statements by Members


1:33 pm

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

The triangle of power will be visited by Mr Anthony Albanese, who will follow on from Barnaby Joyce's visit up into the area and the visit by the Premier of Queensland as well. The triangle of power is becoming very famous and it consists of (1) Hells Gate Dam, (2) the big Kennedy wind farm and (3) the Kidston pumped hydro. What the Prime Minister is trying to achieve Australia-wide is being achieved in Northern Australia by the triangle of power, which is attracting international attention. Hells Gate Dam is not far to the west of Townsville and, along with the big Kennedy wind farm and the Kidston pumped storage, it produces 2,000 megawatts of base load power. This is five per cent of Australia's entire energy electricity requirements. The project Hell's Gate will produce $1,000 million in ethanol, $240 million in electricity, $3 million in biodiesel, $200 million in diesel and $900 million in beef from algae and forage sorghum production and, for trees, $700 million. (Time expired)