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Stawell renewable energy project stalled







Labor’s proposed Bulgana Green Power Hub east of Stawell, in regional Victoria is the latest project to blow out, this time by over a year.

According to news reports, the French company responsible for constructing the Bulgana Energy Farm, Neoen Australia, is blaming one of subcontractors for the year-long delays.

Construction was held up and didn’t commence until May 2018, delaying the project until ‘late 2019’ but the latest information from the Department of Energy, Water, Land and Planning says the project will not be operational later 2020.

Almost three years have gone by since Daniel Andrews’ first press release about this project.

The Andrews Government’s track record on project delivery speaks for itself. It can’t manage money and it can’t manage projects.

No wonder the Climate Council found in December 2019 that, despite spending $1.3 billion on renewables, Victoria was still only fourth out of eight Australian jurisdictions in the percentage of renewables actually produced; fifth in large-scale solar capacity per capita and sixth in the percentage of households with solar panels.

The Bulgana project shows yet again Labor can’t be trusted to deliver projects.

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