'THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN': Hot debate around solar farm
A MASSIVE $100 million solar farm is destined to soak up the Southern Downs sunshine, but not all residents have warmed to the proposal.
Community members have spoken out with mixed feelings, but at least their opinions weren't lukewarm.
Here's what residents had to say:
LET'S look over the fact that we are ruining the planet with our wasteful lifestyles, global warming and pollution just to save a good view shall we? "We do not inherit this earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children.”
- Teilah McKelvey
THE location chosen for this is just all about maximising the profit of the corporation doing the development because of the close proximity of existing infrastructure. The almighty dollar is the motivation here. See this for what it is.
- Andrew Gale
BETTER this than a coal quarry... think of the educational advantages as well. Another school outing that could teach the kids the benefits of solar versus the destructive properties of coal mining.
- Rachel Small
IT'S the same old debate, coal, gas, wind, solar.... everyone wants power, infrastructure and jobs just not in their "backyard”.
It has to go somewhere, it has to be productive.
- Emily Maher
SOLAR farms are less destructive to the environment than a dirty great big hole in the ground that may destroy the most precious asset we use... water. For our smaller towns it is the way to go, I know there are huge solar farm proposals that are in the initial stages of being built in Dalby, Chinchilla and Miles. At this time this needs to happen.
- Tom Brown