Local Business Participation Program

Lacour Energy and Goldwind launched the Local Business Participation Program for the project in December 2018. The Program is a key initiative to identify capability and capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers to participate in the project.

Stage One – Expressions of Interest 

Under the first stage of the Program, Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm sought Expressions of Interest for 17 work packages ranging from fencing to civil construction of on-site crane stands and foundations and supply of quarry products.

During this stage, the project was listed on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway. ICN is an independent business network providing an online tool to connect subcontractors and suppliers with projects.

The work packages remain open on ICN Gateway. Suppliers with an ABN are encouraged to register their interest against specific work packages via the Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm project page on the ICN Gateway website. The list of expressions of interest is provided regularly to the balance of plant contractors.

Stage Two – Further Information

Stage Two is Industry Briefings held following the appointment of the main contractors.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and interstate travel restrictions, the in-person briefings scheduled for Rockhampton, Marlborough and Mackay were cancelled and replaced with two virtual events held on 4th and 12th August 2021.

The events were hosted by The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning with presentations from Clarke Creek Wind Farm Pty Ltd, Goldwind Australia, CATCON and Yurika. All suppliers registered through ICN were invited to attend a virtual briefing.

The webcasts of the briefings can be found here. You may need to enter your email address to access the webcasts. The presentation content is similar in each webcast, however the Q&A session is different.

Information presented in the briefings, including contact information for suppliers, can also be downloaded below.

Stage Three – Supplier Engagement

Stage Three spans the phases of construction and the transition into the operations phase. Main contractor and major subcontractors for the project will engage subcontractors and suppliers.

The main contractor and/or major subcontractor may engage suppliers and subcontractors according to their normal procurement processes which may include tendering for particular work. Prior to engagement, companies may be required to complete a pre-qualification approval according to the requirements of the hiring company (main contractor or major subcontractor).