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Australia About 250 jobs gone as major solar farm builder calls in administrators

12:15  04 august  2020
12:15  04 august  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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About 250 people, many of them casual labourers in remote parts of Australia, have lost their jobs after a major solar farm subcontractor called in administrators this week.

R&L Solar Constructions had been contracted to help build major solar farms right across Australia including Alinta and Fortescue Metals Group's $114 million 60MW solar power facility in the Pilbara and Melbourne Aiport's 12MW solar farm.

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Other solar farm projects included a 50MW farm at Jemalong and Victoria's biggest solar farm, delivering 256MW at Kiamal.

Pitcher Partners' Andrew Yeo and Gess Rambaldi were appointed as administrators to the Queensland-based R&L Construction Pty Ltd and R&L Construction Australia Pty Ltd yesterday.

The group owes about $2 million to the Australian Tax Office.

The company specialised in installing large solar panels on big projects and used a mostly casual workforce.

Mr Yeo said it entered administration with no cash to keep employees, who were all stood down on Tuesday.

"We and the directors are in conversation with various contractors and project owners in an attempt to try to transition employees wherever possible," he said.

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"This is going to cause some people disruption or hardship as some employees and subcontractors are working in very remote and regional areas, so we are doing what we can to find them some alternative options."

The first creditors' meeting was expected to be held late next week.

Of the total job losses about 100 of them were expected in WA, where construction at Alinta and FMG's Chichester solar farm is ongoing.

An Alinta spokesman said it was too early to comment but they were monitoring the situation closely.

FMG were contacted for comment.

In November 2019 Facebook page Farm Work Australia placed a notice on its page to its 84,000 followers for workers at the Kiamal solar farm.

The post spruiked the roles as casual, 10 hours a day, six days a week for a flat rate.

Shared accommodation would be provided and the role was eligible for a 417 visa extension.

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