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Land acquired for Merriwa billion dollar solar and battery hub

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The proponents of a billion-dollar renewable energy hub in the Upper Hunter say they expect to begin consultation with the local community within a few months.

Moaneng is planning to construct the large solar and battery hub in Merriwa by 2025, creating 500 equivalent full time jobs during the 18 months of construction.

Moaneng's Director of Development Alison Hawke said deals have already been done to use the land they need for the project.

"We have squired agreements with the land owners whether that be a long term lease or an option to purchase part of their land," she said.

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