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Doomadgee Solar Projects
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council is partnering with Yurika and the Queensland Government to bring more solar to Doomadgee. The current solar farm will be expanded to the north. Solar panels will also be installed on the rooftops of around four Council buildings.
Cr Jason Ned said that the new solar panels will be good for the shire.
“The solar panels installed on Council buildings will save us about $20,000–$30,000 in electricity costs each year because council will own the systems. That’s good for the community because money will now stay in the community rather than paying power bills,” Cr Jason Ned said.
“More solar in Doomadgee will be good for the environment and, because we will get more energy from solar, there won’t be as much diesel used in the community.”
Work on the project is expected to commence in late July 2019 and be finished by the end of 2019. The project will see Doomadgee have more solar power than any other remote community in the state. Doomadgee is one of four additional communities in Queensland to receive state government support to access more solar energy.
Learn more about the Queensland Government’s Affordable Energy Plan.
A map of the affected areas is available here.
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Doomadgee Cultural Awareness
Doomadgee Music Hub
The Doomadgee Music Hub is officially open for people aged between 15 and 25
07 3164 6276 or 07 3164 6277
Booking sessions are essential and are by appointment only – NO CHILDREN under the age of 15 are permitted – Opening Hours are 2pm to 10pm Monday to Friday.
Wi-Fi Internet at our Youth Hub kindly donated by: More Telecom