So­lar farm jobs to be ad­ver­tised soon

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JOBS for South­ern Downs res­i­dents in the build­ing of the multi-mil­lion dol­lar War­wick So­lar Farm are ex­pected to come on­line in the next weeks, as on-site work be­gins.

Pre­lim­i­nary work to build a 154-hectare so­lar farm in Slade­vale be­gan this week af­ter months of an­tic­i­pa­tion from the War­wick com­mu­nity.

The ex­ca­va­tion of test pits and bore­holes be­gan this week, which will add to geotech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion and shape the de­sign of the farm.

Aus­tralian-owned so­lar de­vel­oper Ter­rain So­lar is in charge of build­ing.

Once com­pleted, War­wick So­lar Farm will be owned and op­er­ated by the Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land for its 25-year life­span.

Ter­rain So­lar di­rec­tor Si­mon In­gram said ma­chines and staff would work on site for up to 14 days.

Mr In­gram said the for­mal con­struc­tion process was ex­pected to start to­wards the end of the year.

De­tails will be pro­vided in the com­ing weeks about how lo­cal busi­nesses and job­seek­ers can be­come in­volved in the project.

Photo: Mike Richards

LIGHT WORK: Pre­lim­i­nary work on the War­wick So­lar Farm be­gan this week.

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