Creating Job Opportunities
The project will generate around 200 direct jobs during construction and around 320 indirect supply chain jobs. In addition, it will employ approximately 4 full-time staff members during the operation and maintenance phase (expected to be 25-30 years).
The employment benefits extend through the local supply chains to fuel supply, vehicle servicing, uniform suppliers, hotels/motels, B&B’s, cafés, pubs, catering and cleaning companies, tradespersons, tool and equipment suppliers and many other businesses.
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The project has substantial environmental benefits, including:
- The ability to generate enough clean renewable energy to power approximately 82,000 SA homes.
- Reduce C02 emissions by 140,160 tonnes per year.
- Additional energy supplies to help meet the demand in South Australia.
- The land can be rehabilitated to its original condition at the end of the project when all above ground infrastructure is removed.
Contributing to Climate Change Policy Targets
The Federal Government objective is to achieve an additional 33GW of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 under the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
The COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, achieved a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C, chiefly by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.