With an increasing demand for a diverse energy mix, Australia is fast becoming a major player in the international renewables market. We understand the growing Australian industry and assist companies to finance, seek approvals for, develop, construct and operate their projects.
At McCullough Robertson, we support and advise clients working in the growing renewables sector.
We are able to share our renewables knowledge with you to help you better make informed decisions in this area.
The Federal and State Governments are already taking a more active approach to embracing renewables projects. This has kick-started a sustained investment in the sector. We are at the heart of these discussions and actively participate in them, for example, through our board position on the Queensland Futures Institute Energy Think Tank.
Renewable energy is expected to play an increasingly important role in Australia’s energy mix during the next two decades, especially in electricity generation. Many industry players are branching out in this direction and new projects are being planned or commenced every day.
We draw on our knowledge of the sector (which includes European experience, considering how much more developed the European renewables market is) and our expertise in project start-ups, project finance, construction, operation and expansion to achieve success for our clients in this area.
Our whole-of-project approach ensures seamless legal services are on hand from the project development phase through to operation and expansion.
To find out more, contact Kate Swain
Advised on approval pathways for a new wind farm in North Queensland. The Kaban Wind Farm will comprise of 29 Turbines.
US Hedge Fund
Acting for a major US hedge fund on its investment program for a number of renewable energy projects.
Australian solar farm projects
Advising an Australian renewable energy project developer on all aspects of its project agreements with a South Korean conglomerate in relation to Australian solar farm projects (up to 300MW).
Clare Solar Farm
Advising on all aspects of the successful approval strategy for Fotowatio Renewable Ventures’ Clare Solar Farm.
Sunshine Coast Council
Advising on a new Solar powered lighting system.
Advising on the redevelopment of the abandoned Kidston Gold Mine into a hydropower facility for the northern Australian electricity market.
Acting for a bidder for Pacific Hydro’s portfolio of wind farms and hydropower projects in Australia and New Zealand.
Salt Creek Wind Farm
Advising on the development and construction of the Salt Creek Wind Farm in Melbourne, which involves up to 15 turbines, producing up to 100 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power around 30,000 homes.
Advising on all aspects of the development and delivery of Mackay Sugar Limited’s bagasse cogeneration facility at its mill in Mackay, Queensland.