Data Centre Developers Getting Ready for Green Light to Go

Clown Killer 24 February 2009 7

The Australian is reporting that the developer of the proposed Data Centre in Hume – Technical Real Estate – hopes to start construction of the facility in early May.

Interestingly, what seemed to be insurmountable problems associated with moving from their preferred site across the road from the Mugga Lane tip have been overcome with TRE deciding that building its data centre at Hume instead of Tuggeranong won’t be that much of an issue with TRE Director Andrew Campbell saying “It’s a planning issue. We have to move sites, we’re ready to do that and get going,”


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deezagood deezagood 9:25 am 26 Feb 09

I think the The Jerra residents were a bit niave to just trust the TRE information – especially after seeing all of the crap spewing forth from that organisation over the past year eg. original application down-played the number of ongoing jobs (40ish) current application reckons there will be hundreds of jobs – honestly, who knows what to believe anymore?

chewy14 chewy14 9:11 am 26 Feb 09

Digga,
how do they have to offset gas turbines with green energy, when the gas turbines are far more efficient, create less greenhouse gas and create less pollution than the alternative coal power?
Face it, gas is the green option for this sort of development.

Digga Digga 9:02 am 26 Feb 09

P.S. ActewAGL pushing their Green energy.

Of course you would, you gotta offset all these gas turbines:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/switch-to-green-energy-company-urges/1444509.aspx

Digga Digga 9:02 am 26 Feb 09

The article also mentions the second (larger) power station at Williamsdale – this is why Jerrabomberra Residents Association didn’t realise there are 3 massive gas turbines still on the Hume site near the residents, so they didn’t make a submission to ACTPLA. They also received a direct letter from TRE stating there’ll only be 1 building built in the near term due to the economic climate, the power station won’t be built until the very end when all 6 buildings built (ACTPLA plans show power station first, then data centres) and that they’ll build the power plant under ground!?

JRA’s January 2009 minutes:
http://jra.asn.au/AboutJRA/Minutes/assets/Jan09_JRAminutes.pdf

The standing committee submission only mentions data centre and ridiculous job claims. No power components (that’s all “hidden” from NCA/Standing Committee within ACTPLA plans).

Nice misdirections.

Kramer Kramer 8:51 pm 24 Feb 09

Ha ha ha… It’s called the information economy. If we build IT infrastructure, then the tech companies will gravitate to Canberra. With the money we make from this we can buy water in as ice from the arctic, and fly residents around by chartered helicopter.

proofpositive proofpositive 5:34 pm 24 Feb 09

miz said :

I’d rather have a dam than this power station.

Even light rail is a better long term proposition than lining these bastards pockets with tax payers money.

miz miz 4:52 pm 24 Feb 09

Pity they have no funding. See here, about halfway down, underlined.

http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/fapa_ctte/stimulus_package/submissions/sub15.pdf

I’d rather have a dam than this power station.

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