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Jobs created, carbon offset from solar proposal

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August 04, 2017

The proposed large-scale solar farm for Tatura East will offset significant tonnes of carbon and create hundreds of construction jobs, according to CleanGen.

The group interested in creating a large-scale solar farm for Tatura East claims the project will offset more than 100000 tonnes of carbon and create hundreds of construction jobs while it is being built.

The project that CleanGen is proposing, called the Tatura East Solar Farm, is expected to have a capacity of about 45MW, if Greater Shepparton City Council pushes forward with the proposal.

But it has so far received a number of objections from landowners.

CleanGen claims the facility would be the equivalent to 17000 cars being taken off the road, offset 104000 tonnes of carbon and create an equivalent to powering 24000 homes.

Two hundred construction jobs have been spruiked, alongside five to 10 operations and maintenance roles.

Council has received the application for a planning permit for a solar facility proposed for Ferguson Rd, Tatura East.

The application estimates construction would cost $50million.

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