Neoen acknowledges the Barunggam people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Western Downs Green Power Hub will harvest and store the energy of the sun. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Local Employment Story: Brittany Mailman

  • What is your name & what does your workday at the big battery project site on WDGPH look like?

My name is Brittany Mailman (Wolski) & I am 25 years old. My role on the big battery project at the Westerns Downs Green Power Hub involves providing administrative support and coordination for various aspects of the Project. Providing administrative support to the project team is a key piece of this role. This may include coordinating travel arrangements – accommodation, flights & bus tickets, distributing meeting agendas, taking minutes, and following up on action items to ensure that decisions and tasks are documented and completed, monitoring project budgets & expenses, processing invoices, and assisting with financial reporting. I also work closely with project managers to allocate resources (equipment, materials & new subcontractors) effectively, ensuring that project tasks & our team are well supported.


  • Which town do you live in/grew up in?

I live locally in the Western Downs area, in the small town of Chinchilla. I was born and raised here.


  • Can you share 1 thing you enjoy/like about working on this renewable energy project?

Working on a renewable energy project offers me an opportunity to contribute positively to the planet’s well-being. The dynamic nature of the renewable energy sector means there are continuous opportunities for learning and professional development. The people you meet & relationships you build along the way are never taken for granted. I enjoy problem solving, continuous learning, contributing to project stability & improvements and working with the team. I get a sense of accomplishment from completing projects, overcoming challenges, and achieving key milestones.


  • What did you do before working on this site?

Before I started working on the big battery project at Western Downs Green Power Hub, I worked full time for Soil Quality Services.

They are a leading construction material testing company specializing in the testing of soils, aggregates, and concrete. I was based in Chinchilla but worked alongside Inland/Trans 4m Rail on the production of Phase 1 of the Narrabri & North Star Project & Phase 2 Moree to Camurra. Before that, I contributed to the HSE & Training Administration/Project Administration role to a large-scale pipeline project with MPC Kinetic.