Shire of Narrandera

Community Benefits

The Yarrabee Solar Project is being developed to provide long-term renewable energy to Australia’s electricity market.  A range of benefits also come to the local community of Narrandera and the broader Riverina region.  A focus on hiring locally skilled and unskilled individuals, using locally manufactured products will see a range of economic benefits come to the Riverina.

  • Local jobs of skilled and unskilled labour hire during construction and operations
  • Boost for local small business across the entertainment and hospitality industries
  • Local sports clubs will most likely see a growth in membership
  • Local light engineering businesses may be contracted to support the project
  • Local bus services may be called upon to transport labour to site, reducing impact on local traffic
  • On-site food & beverage services are likely to come from local suppliers, potentially boosting in local business opportunities
  • Accommodation will be needed for those from out of area.  Local hotels, motels and B&B’s will likely see an increase in long-term guests
  • With between 450 to 600 staff employed during peak construction of the project, many local businesses should also see an increase in activity