The Western Downs has approved the development application for the eighth solar farm project in the region in a move that is said to be bringing up to 800 jobs to the region.
The 250MW Delga Solar Farm will be built 25km south-west of Wandoan. This continues the prominence of Wandoan in the region, adding to the largest solar farm in Australia to be built in the area, as well as the approval for a new coal mine.
The Delga Solar Farm will be the project of Shell Australia, subsidiary of multi-national oil giant Royal Dutch Shell.
The solar farm will cover roughly 400 hectares of land and once completed, the solar farm will be able to connect to the nearby Powerlink Wandoan South substation, allowing the energy generated to connect into the national energy grid.
The number of jobs that will be created is estimated to be between 500-800 jobs …
Story source: Michael Doyle – www.chinchillanews.com.au