Australia should prioritise large-scale renewable energy options to replace ageing thermal generators, infrastructure body says
Renewable energy zones and dispatchable energy storage have been listed as “high priority initiatives” by Infrastructure Australia for the first time.
The energy initiatives are among 44 new infrastructure proposals on the priority list, released on Friday, which together represent a $59bn pipeline of potential investments.
New South Wales – greater Sydney water security, digital infrastructure at Western Parkland City, social housing, Parramatta outer ring-road capacity, and the western Sydney freight line and intermodal terminal
Queensland – south-east Queensland level crossings congestion and safety
South Australia – Adelaide’s outer ring route capacity, and road maintenance to reduce congestion
Northern Territory – enabling infrastructure for developing the Beetaloo Sub-Basin for potential gas market opportunities