Dulacca wind farm to create 400 jobs

A wind farm with up to 56 turbines is set to be built near Dulacca in the Western Darling Downs after the project was today given the green light by the Queensland government.

The Renewable Energy Systems $450 million wind farm project has been granted development approval for its Dulacca Wind Farm.

The project will include up to 56 wind turbines, battery storage and associated infrastructure, located 7 kilometres east of Dulacca. The project will connect into the existing transmission network located adjacent to the project.

RES project development manager Llion Parry said the development approval was a significant milestone for the project.

“It will create around 400 jobs during its construction, and a further 35 during the 30 year operation of the wind farm, alongside other associated economic benefits for the region.”

Mr Parry said the company planned to start building the wind farm in 2020, to start operating in 2021.