After years of a ‘coal-first’ mentality, the Queensland town is starting to see a future for itself as a green-energy powerhouse
“Adani was about the here and now for the community,” says Townsville’s mayor, Jenny Hill, reflecting on a decade spent championing the thermal coal project as a way to reduce the city’s high unemployment rate.
“There were no jobs. There was no interest in manufacturing. It was important to give the community hope for the future.”