Development of the Collgar Wind Farm produced economic benefits for the Merredin region well before the first megawatt of electricity was generated. Scientists, planning consultants and company executives visited the area for several years during the development stage, utilising the local service sectors. During the construction phase up to 200 jobs were created, and the wind farm continues to provide ongoing employment for a team of local people who operate and maintain the project.
There will be an ongoing financial boost to the community during the life-span of the wind farm, through land related payments, community projects and Collgar Community Fund sponsorship.