Queensland wind farm construction commences
By Russell Burford on 08 April 2019
As works begin on a $450 million renewable energy project in south-west Queensland, there are around 400 construction jobs and 35 ongoing jobs set to be generated.
The turbines would produce around 240 megawatts of power for the Western Downs, as 56 turbines have been approved for installation at the Renewable Energy Systems wind farm project at Dulacca, 250 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba.
The proposed development project will include construction of infrastructures such as a substation, meteorology masts, overhead lines and access tracks. It also aims to help with the continued economic diversification of Dulacca, stimulating job growth during both construction and operation.
Set to be fully operational by 2021, construction of the wind farm would begin in early 2020.