Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Aidan Byrne and SDRC Mayor Tracy Dobie

UQ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Southern Downs Regional Council.

The MOU is a commitment from both parties to work together to help identify and deliver additional benefits for the region.

The non-binding MOU was signed by UQ acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Aidan Byrne and Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie on 14 June 2018.

Opportunities being considered include scholarships for local students, the establishment of visitor information facilities at the solar farm, and the potential to supply surplus power from the project at cost-price to power Council facilities and help put downwards pressure on operating costs for rate payers.

UQ has also committed to installing several electric vehicle ‘fast chargers’ either at or near the solar farm site. 

View the MOU