400MW Uungula Wind Farm in NSW expected to create over 600 jobs

Monica Gameng   |   May 30, 2020

The proposed 400MW Uungula Wind Farm is a step closer to construction as CWP Renewables lodges a development application with the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has also been released for community feedback over the next six weeks. 

Subject to approvals, construction of the new wind farm is anticipated to begin in 2021. 

This renewable energy project is expected to support hundreds of jobs during its construction phase. 

“Including the creation of 250 construction jobs, which in turn will additionally support local businesses such as cafes and accommodation providers as well as other services during the construction period. 

“An economic benefit analysis has identified the project’s construction will support 400 indirect jobs as well as injecting approximately $5.6 million in additional spending to the regional economy,” CWP Renewables Development Manager Matthew Flower said. 

In addition, about 12 full time positions will be available once operations commence. 

UWF_Community-Flyer_May20_digitalversion-1Source: Uungula Wind Farm

The Uungula Wind Farm is going to be built on agricultural land located about 14 kilometres east of Wellington, within the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area. 

The wind farm will comprise of up to 97 wind turbines which can generate enough clean energy to power more than 170,000 average homes a year. 

The delivery of this project is set to support local jobs and businesses through CWP Renewables’ commitment to buy local. 

“We want to see local faces in the construction workforce, local contractors busy onsite, and in town, more meals being served, more sales in local shops and lower vacancies in accommodation. 

“We expect the Uungula Wind Farm to provide a great amount of local benefits to Wellington, and the wider Dubbo region,” Mr Flower said. 

For more information, the project’s EIS is going to be available on DPEI’s Major Projects website and it is open for public comments until 8 July 2020. 

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Source: Uungula Wind Farm (1, 2); Renew Economy; Wellington Times 

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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