Normanton Solar Farm Community
For Carpentaria Shire, and the local community, the likely local and regional development, tourism and educational benefits include:
- Local employment during project development, project construction, and long term project operation, with the likely outcome that the development team will use the learnings from Normanton to develop projects in other Northern Australian locations, utilising the skills and experience of the Normanton staff in this broader project portfolio;
- Showcasing Carpentaria Shire and the Gulf Region throughout industries worldwide including, tourism, scientific, renewable energy, educational, research, and all levels of Australian Governments – Local, State and Federal;
- Training and development opportunities availability for Savannah Guides to be employed in the knowledge sharing and interpretive centre. Note that there will be no tourism activities on site, as the focus is only on education, research, and knowledge sharing
- Cultural opportunities for local indigenous groups.