Following on from the Department of Energy and Water Supply’s release of the Towards a clean energy economy: achieving a biofuel mandate for Queensland discussion paper, the Queensland government is seeking community input on its proposed 2% ethanol mandate through a series of public forums.
The discussion paper details the key issues around implementing a mandate and how the government intends to approach it.
The government will use the forums to provide further information about their plans for an ethanol mandate. The forums will also allow all stakeholders, from growers to everyday consumers, to have their say on what an ethanol mandate in Queensland will look like and how best to grow the Queensland biofuels industry.
Forums will be held around Queensland throughout June on the dates listed below:
|Location||Date and time||Venue|
|Drovers Hotel Conference Centre
87 Drayton Street, DalbyRSVP: by 12pm 9 June
|Bundaberg||15 June 11.30am||Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre
Quay and Tantitha Streets, BundabergRSVP: by 12pm 10 June
|Mareeba||16 June 5.30pm||Mareeba Leagues Club
Doyle Street, MareebaRSVP: by 12pm 11 June
|Townsville||18 June 11.30am||Townsville Business Development Centre
184–188 Vickers Rd North, CondonRSVP: by 12pm 15 June
|Ingham||18 June 5.30pm||TYTO Conference Centre
Cnr Bruce Hwy and Cooper St, InghamRSVP: by 12pm 15 June
|Ayr||19 June 5.30pm||Burdekin PCYC
164 MacMillan St, AyrRSVP: by 12pm 16 June
|Mackay||22 June 5.30pm||South’s Leagues Club
Milton Blue Room, 181 Milton Street, MackayRSVP: by 12pm 17 June
|Brisbane||25 June 5.30pm||Brisbane City Hall (Sister Cities Room level 1)
64 Adelaide St, BrisbaneRSVP: by 12pm 23 June
18-28 Fitzgerald Esplanade, InnisfailRSVP: by 12pm 24 June
If you would like to attend one of these events, you can register your interest by emailing email@example.com.
The discussion paper, along with advice on how to make submissions, can be viewed here. Submissions close 5pm Friday, 3 July 2015.