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.

Economic Benefits

Regional Employment

We are proud to have exceeded our target of 20% local employment during construction of the solar farm at Western Downs Green Power Hub. At the peak of construction, the project created over 450 jobs for the region. This was achieved in collaboration with our project partner, Sterling & Wilson, as well as a range of local suppliers & contractors. Some of them included:
  • Intura
  • CPP
  • Shadforth
  • HCB
  • SSQ
  • AEC
  • GCO
  • CTC
  • T2 Energy
We thank the Western Downs Regional Council, Chinchilla Community Commerce & Industry, local businesses & the communities of Chinchilla, Dalby and Toowoomba for their ongoing support.

Watch this video & hear from some of the people who helped us build the 460 MWp solar farm

Economic boost for Queensland

In June 2020, Aurecon undertook an economic impact assessment of the expected economic benefits the project would deliver for Queensland and, in particular, the Western Downs region.