Kelsey Creek Solar Farm is a project that has been initiated by the landowners themselves. Key priority for the landowners and the local project partner Green Energy Technologies is to ensure local support for the project within the Whitsunday region. Public consultation sessions will be held regularly. Close interaction with the Whitsunday Regional Council Feedback via email / phone / in person is valued and will help the project to thrive. (see “Contact”).
Project features that will benefit the local community include:
- Investment in the community
- Jobs in the community
- Local Procurement (eg Development Application by RPS Mackay/Airlie Beach, Geteochnical Investigation by Ground Environments Mackay)
- More reliability and locally available power
- Sustainable statement for this region
More than 100 workers will be required during the 6-12 month Construction period of Kelsey Creek Solar Farm. The Construction company will be bound to source as much local content as possible. From road materials to electrical cabling and steelwork, this means contracts and jobs for companies in the Whitsunday Region.