Green projects will be fast tracked as part of NSW’s bid to attract green investment and create green jobs in NSW.
At the NSW Jobs Summit in March, NSW Premier Nathan Rees, announced a a list of measures:
Renewable energy precincts
A key part of the plan is the creation of new Renewable Energy Precincts for wind energy, including the NSW central tablelands. Renewable energy projects generating more than 30 megawatts of power will benefit from “critical infrastructure” status. Formerly it was 250 megawatts.
“This means that green, renewable energy projects will benefit from the same priority as other important infrastructure, such as major road or hospital upgrades,” said Mr Rees.
Green go-to people
The Government plans to improve relationships with industry by creating dedicated green go-to people to assist renewable energy investors to see investment flow and jobs created.
The GreenSkills Taskforce has been established to turn the ideas raised at the summit into a plan of action to support a future green economy in NSW.