solar panel.
Photo: Trevor Veale /  The Coffs Coast Advocate.
solar panel. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate. TREVOR VEALE/ The

More than 120 solar jobs up for grabs just south of Bundaberg

A $216 MILLION solar farm project has created more than 120 jobs and the spots are filling fast.

Starting at the end of February, about 126 people will begin construction of the Teebar Clean Energy project; a solar farm run by Australian and international companies.

The solar farm and employment project is a result of two years of work from the Fraser Coast Training Employment Support Service and Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders.

An information day was held in Maryborough yesterday for possible employees to learn more about the jobs on offer.

While TESS had expected about 20 people to attend, more than 50 jobseekers squeezed into a room, desperate to find out more about the jobs up for grabs.

Most of the jobs are expected to last between six and nine months, but Mr Saunders says two new, bigger projects run by the same companies will be starting in Maryborough later in the year.

Energy from the plant will help power Wide Bay.



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