The project will generate direct jobs during construction and indirect supply chain jobs. In addition, it will employ staff during the operation phase (expected to be 30+ years).
The employment benefits extend through the local supply chains to fuel supply, vehicle servicing, uniform suppliers, hotels/motels, B&B’s, cafés, pubs, catering and cleaning companies, tradespersons, tool and equipment suppliers, and many other businesses.
The project has substantial environmental benefits, including the ability to generate enough clean renewable energy to power approximately 39,000 New South Wales homes.
RES is committed to supporting the host communities where our projects are located. This project's Community Benefit Fund will offer a one-off payment to the local community, payable at the start of construction.
This fund will be managed locally and be used to support local projects, community groups, and organisations. Input will be sought from the community to inform and shape how the fund could be implemented.
Contributing to Climate Change Policy Targets
The “NET Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030” is the foundation for NSW’s action on climate change and the goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The plan outlines the NSW Government’s plan to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions over the next decade. Springdale Solar Farm development will contribute to this target if constructed.
The COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, achieved a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C, chiefly by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.