Engaging with purpose
Community engagement is an important part of our activities and helps us to understand local residents’ opinions and expectations. As the project is also a major economic development for the region, we are looking to employ local businesses where possible and provide grant funding to assist local community groups.
Enquiries and complaints
Ross River Solar Farm follows a clear process for acknowledging or responding to community enquiries and complaints. To contact the project team, please contact us. Alternatively, visit our FAQ Page for detailed information on the project.
Local employment matters to us. Where possible, we employ locals with the right skills to work alongside our specialist project teams and operations staff. We also try to support the economic growth of the region by ensuring money we spend on services goes to local businesses.
Hiring local contractors to support the construction of Ross River Solar Farm will inject substantial funding into the local Townsville economy.
Around 250 jobs will be created during construction, with a further five full time and ten part time ongoing jobs available once the solar farm is operating. Jobs will include surveyors, engineers, civil contractors, metal fabricators, electricians, fencing, security and telecommunications specialists, builders and general labourers.
To register your interest in helping to build the solar farm, contact us.
Ross River Solar Farm will provide a text message alert service to residents during the construction phase. If you would like to receive timely updates via mobile phone, SMS your full name and mobile number to 0475 802 063.
Community Updates contain useful information on the construction project and interesting facts about how the solar farm will operate. Copies are delivered to households within Kelso, Pinnacles, Gumlow, Thuringowa and Rasmussen.