An­other one: So­lar farm num­ber 10 given the nod

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

THE West­ern Downs Re­gional Coun­cil ap­proved the 10th so­lar farm for the re­gion last week, con­tin­u­ing their spree of re­cent ap­provals.

Lo­cated near the ex­ist­ing Ko­gan Creek Power Sta­tion, the 250MW joint project be­tween Yel­low So­lar and Tilt Re­new­ables is ex­pected to cre­ate 300 full-time jobs dur­ing its con­struc­tion.

Mayor Paul McVeigh said the project marked a mile­stone for the re­gion.

“This project will not only gen­er­ate jobs and eco­nomic vi­tal­ity, it most im­por­tantly shows we are lead­ing the way in re­new­able en­ergy as a pil­lar of our econ­omy,” he said.

“The West­ern Downs has ce­mented its name as the En­ergy Cap­i­tal of Aus­tralia and this is demon­strated by the cal­i­bre of in­vestors we are at­tract­ing to our re­gion.”

Yel­low So­lar di­rec­tor Matt Buchanan said the West­ern Downs was an ideal lo­ca­tion for the de­vel­op­ment.

“We chose the West­ern Downs be­cause of its ex­cel­lent in­fras­truc­ture and the ef­fi­cient work­ing en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

“So­lar pro­vides a di­ver­sity of em­ploy­ment and adds a new range of projects to di­ver­sify the al­ready strong Su­rat Basin en­ergy hub.”

POWER UP: Yel­low So­lar’s Matt Buchanan dis­cusses so­lar en­ergy with Mayor Paul McVeigh.

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