Latrobe City Council welcomes the Federal Government’s $2.98 million commitment to the Latrobe Valley Blue Hydrogen project by Zero Degrees Rosella.
The commitment made by Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor MP and Nationals Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester MP will boost the region’s profile as a low emissions technology hub and support Latrobe City’s economic transformation and Strength Led Transition.
The announcement followed a meeting held last week with Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan and Chief Executive Officer Steven Piasente and Darren Chester MP.
This meeting was an opportunity to outline how the hydrogen industry could grow the city’s economy and employment prospects during a time of energy sector changes.
Latrobe City is the only Victorian location selected by the Federal Government as an appropriate area for such a hub.
Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement and support of the City’s economic transformation.
“On behalf of Council, I wish to thank the Federal Government for their investment in the Latrobe Valley Blue Hydrogen project.
“Our city is well positioned for hydrogen given our history of energy generation. This includes our industrial capacity and existing engineering skills, transmission infrastructure and carbon storage sites. This announcement acknowledges our region’s highly skilled workforce and supports high value skilled jobs.
“This commitment will begin to position Latrobe City as an industry leader, taking advantage of an unprecedented opportunity to deliver new jobs and career pathways for our community,” said Cr. O’Callaghan.
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