A proposed solar farm in Mintaro – Chaff Mill Solar Farm – could potentially create up to 200 jobs during its construction.
Although in consultation and research stages, the company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures is positive about its potential impact on the region.
A spokesperson told Northern Argus 200 jobs could be created during the construction with (up to) five ongoing positions once in operation.
This is subject to the proposal going ahead.
The spokesperson said benefits to the local community would be maximised and this would be key for the company.
“...with considerable opportunities being available during the construction of the solar farm. If approved, FRV will hold industry briefings to understand and identify local contractors,” the spokesperson said.
FRV is working closely with Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and another community consultation will be held in late November.