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Warwick Solar Farm to bring local job seekers new opportunities

Lead contractor Lendlease and Southern Downs Regional Council are hosting an information session for residents to explore the employment opportunities the Warwick Solar Farm project will bring to the Southern Downs.

Lendlease staff will be on hand at the free, drop-in session to answer questions and share information with job seekers.

It is the second information session to be held by Lendlease and Council following a workshop for local sub-contractors held in December.

The construction of the 154 hectare solar farm will require skills across a range of industries and trades including, among others, truck drivers, bus drivers, cleaners, general labourers, survey assistants and plant operators including forklift, franna, riggers, dogman and all terrain forklift.

The detailed design and construction phase of the Warwick Solar Farm is set to commence in early 2019 with the solar farm expected to be complete and generating energy by early 2020.

Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said Warwick Solar Farm is a significant project which will generate jobs and diversify the region’s economy.

“The Lendlease employment information session is a practical step for residents to understand how the development can benefit them and support local industry and our economy,” Cr Dobie said.

“The Warwick Solar Farm will generate more than 100 jobs for the Southern Downs and I encourage all local residents seeking employment to come along to the session to explore these great opportunities.

“This is a huge $125M project that will take a year to complete, bringing job opportunities and a major boost to the economy, and Council wants as many local workers as possible to be involved.”

The Lendlease Employment Information Session will be held on Thursday, 31 January from 4pm until 6pm at Warwick Town Hall.  For more information contact Council’s Economic Development and Tourism team at edu@sdrc.qld.gov.u or phone 1300 697 372.

Enquiries about potential employment or supplier opportunities should be directed to warwicksolarfarm@lendlease.com.

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