Australian Solar Tower Plans Evolving

New South Wales (NSW) Deputy Premier and Minister for planning, Andrew Refshuage, has declared EnviroMission’s Solar Tower power station proposal for regional NSW a project of State Significant Development…

New South Wales, Australia – October 9, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] New South Wales (NSW) Deputy Premier and Minister for planning, Andrew Refshuage, has declared EnviroMission’s Solar Tower power station proposal for regional NSW a project of State Significant Development. Standing one kilometer high, the proposed tower would be the tallest structure on Earth and visible from space. The tower combines solar and wind power systems to generate Renewable Energy. State Significant Development now transfers the planning consent authority to the minister and will ensure a streamlined, seamless and time effective planning process. This transfer of planning authority also indicates the NSW State Government recognizes the potential Renewable Energy innovation, economic significance and regional development benefits of the project to NSW. State Significant Development with the recently announced Federal Government Major Project Facilitation status and the ongoing support of the Wentwoth Shire Council now demonstrates the project’s visibility and successful interaction with three levels of government. Over 2,700 jobs are expected to be created during construction, along with 50 ongoing jobs planned once the operational center is online.
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