The total investment for Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm is anticipated to be approximately $1.5 billion. During the three year construction period, approximately $50-$100 million is expected to be injected into local economy and approximately $350 Million regionally. This will be through direct industry participation and employment as well as secondary industry participation through accommodation and service providers etc.
At its peak, the construction workforce is expected to be 350 people. It is expected that many of the jobs will be filled from the Central Queensland Region, with significant opportunities for locally based businesses to provide services. Please see the Local Business Participation Program for details on how to register your interest.
Once the Wind Farm is operational, there will be around 20 - 25 permanent staff on site for the ongoing operations and maintenance for the project. These staff will live in the wider regional area and commute daily from their homes.
The project also has strong alignment with the Queensland Government integrated energy plan for the state in terms of:
- displacement of over 2 million tonnes of carbon each year, representing a substantial contribution to Government’s 50 percent renewable energy target by 2030
- competitively priced power, lowering the cost energy for Queenslanders, and
- diversifying renewable energy in the State with a night-weighted generation profile, complementary to solar.
Once operational the project will power approximately 590,000 Queensland homes, generate approximately 5% of Queensland's annual requirement of electricity each year.