Sessions to in­form lo­cals on farm work

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IN­FOR­MA­TION sessions on how lo­cal con­trac­tors can se­cure work on Aus­tralia’s largest wind farm project will be held in com­ing months.

The $850 mil­lion Coop­ers Gap project, which will cre­ate 200 jobs across two re­gional coun­cil ar­eas dur­ing con­struc­tion, achieved fi­nan­cial close last Thurs­day.

The project, which has a foot­print across the Western Downs and South Burnett re­gional coun­cil ar­eas, will gen­er­ate 20 jobs once op­er­a­tional in 2019.

The project will be built near Cooranga North, near Bell, which sits be­tween Kin­garoy and Dalby.

In­dus­try body Toowoomba and Su­rat Basin En­ter­prise, which worked with AGL En­ergy for more than 12 months, will co-or­di­nate con­trac­tor sessions to en­sure the re­gion’s op­er­a­tors un­der­stand the project, its re­quire­ments and the op­por­tu­ni­ties it pre­sented.

The wind farm is ex­pected to be fully op­er­a­tional by mid-2019, and TSBE will re­lease de­tails of the com­mu­nity en­gage­ment sessions in the near fu­ture.

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