IT’S A WIND WIN SITUATION FOR MORE JOBS
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.