25 August, 2020
New CQ wind farm to create more than 350 jobs
More than 350 jobs will be created when construction starts on a billion-dollar Central Queensland wind farm next year.
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced on Tuesday that partners Lacour Energy and Goldwind would build the 450 MW Clarke Creek wind farm after sealing an agreement to sell nearly 75 per cent of the energy generated to Stanwell Corporation.
The wind farm is about 150 km north-west of Rockhampton near Marlborough. Construction of the two-stage project is expected to commence in 2021, with energy to flow into the grid from 2023.
Assistant Education Minister and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the jobs and renewable energy would both be welcome in CQ.
“This project means 350 construction jobs once work starts next year, and up to 15 full time operational jobs once Clarke Creek is generating,” she said.