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The Rye Park Wind Farm will directly and indirectly deliver a range of environmental, economic and social benefits.

Project Benefits

  • Around 250 jobs during construction
  • Around 10 jobs during long-term operations
  • Supporting local businesses and creating jobs by buying local goods and services
  • Upgrades to some local roads
  • Creation of additional fire breaks and improved access roads for fire fighting
  • At least $230,000 per year in community funding
  • Around $2-3 million in direct payments to local landowners
  • Significant local and regional economic benefits
  • Drought-proof and post-retirement income stream for farmers
  • Clean and renewable source of energy
  • Approximately 26% increase in generation capacity equivalent to powering around 220,000 homes per year (approximately 50,000 more homes than the Approved Project)
  • Offsets the emission of more than one million tonnes of carbon per annum – equivalent to removing approximately 330,000 cars from the roads each year
  • Construction carbon emissions offset within first year of construction
  • Zero carbon emissions during operation
  • Building increased knowledge of local plant and animal species through surveys, monitoring and protection

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