The Chronicle

IT’S A WIND WIN SITUATION FOR MORE JOBS

- SAM TURNER

A HISTORIC agreement between a Queensland-owned energy giant and a Western Downs wind farm will provide significan­t jobs growth in the region.

Publicly-owned renewable energy

company CleanCo Queensland agreed this week to take 70 per cent of the power from the Dulacca Renewable Energy Project.

Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said the 43-turbine wind farm, being developed by Renewable Energy Systems, would create jobs as well as

help lure manufactur­ers to the state.

“We know it’s important to ensure the jobs in the constructi­on of this project are decent jobs, with a focus on locals and our Buy Queensland procuremen­t rules make sure of that,” he said.

Mr de Brenni said when

operationa­l, the Dulacca Wind Farm would power more than 120,000 Queensland homes.

During peak constructi­on, up to 150 workers will be on the site, with between 700-800 people expected to be involved over the two-year building period.

 ??  ?? The 43-turbine Dulacca Wind Farm will provide power to more than 120,000 homes. Inset, Energy Minister Mick de Brenni. Picture: Dominic Elsome
The 43-turbine Dulacca Wind Farm will provide power to more than 120,000 homes. Inset, Energy Minister Mick de Brenni. Picture: Dominic Elsome

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