Solar farm project delivers major boost to local business and industry
Local businesses are
being called to become involved in Warwick Solar Farm with the $125M project
set to deliver a major boost to the economy with more than 100 jobs.
Warwick Solar Farm
lead contractor, Lendlease and Southern Downs Regional Council will host a free
information session for Southern Downs businesses to discuss how the region’s
subcontractors and suppliers can become involved in the construction phase of
Lendlease staff will
be on hand at the free, drop-in session to answer questions and share
information with subcontractors and suppliers.
Southern Downs Mayor
Tracy Dobie said Warwick Solar Farm is a significant project which will
generate jobs and diversify the region’s economy.
“The Warwick Solar
Farm will generate more than 100 jobs for the Southern Downs and I encourage
all local businesses to take the opportunity to become involved,” Cr Dobie
“This is a huge $125M
project that will take a year to complete, bringing a major boost to the
economy during the construction phase which is a huge benefit for the Southern
“Council wants as many local businesses and contractors
as possible to be involved in the project.
“The Lendlease Contractors session is the first practical
step for businesses to understand how it can benefit them and support local
industry and our economy.”
The construction of
the 154 hectare solar farm will require skills across a range of industries and
trades including, among others, concrete work, fencing, site security, plant
and equipment hire and craneage.
The detailed design
and construction phase of the Warwick Solar Farm is due to commence in early
2019 with the solar farm expected to be complete and generating energy by early
The University of
Queensland took ownership of the Warwick Solar Farm in November after key
project milestones were met by renewable developer Terrain Solar.
Following construction the site is expected to support
around six operation and maintenance positions for the 25-year- life of the
solar farm. UQ will
recruit a facility manager to be based at the site full-time.
The wider local economy is also expected to benefit from
frequent visits to the site by members of the UQ community and other
“This project marks the region as a destination for clean
and renewable energy and says the Southern Downs is open for investment,” Cr
The Lendlease Contractors Session will be held on
Tuesday, 11 December from 4pm until 6pm at Warwick Town Hall. For more information contact Council’s
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