Conroy’s Gap wind farm gets go-ahead

The New South Wales Government has approved the construction of a $50 million wind farm near Yass in the state’s south-east.

Up to 15 wind turbines will be built at Conroy’s Gap, west of Yass, by the company Epuron.

Epuron director Martin Poole says he is optimistic the company could be supplying energy to more than 12,000 homes within two or three years.

"There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done on the commercial arrangements, particularly for acquiring wind turbines because they are in short supply all around the world at the moment," he said.

It is claimed about 50 construction jobs have been created by the project.

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