GLEN INNES SOLAR FARM PLANS OPEN FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

Monday, 21 March 2016

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging interested members of the public to view the proposal and plans for a solar farm about 20 kilometres west of Glen Innes.

Mr Marshall said the application and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) would be on exhibition from tommorrow for community feedback and could be viewed in person or online.

“This is a large-scale development for our region and the Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal,” Mr Marshall said.

“The proponent of this development – White Rock Solar Farm, wholly owned by Goldwind – plans to construct and operate a 20 megawatt solar farm with a connection to the electricity grid.

“This is in addition to the approved White Rock windfarm, which will begin construction in the coming months.”

Submissions can be made from Tuesday, 22 March to Tuesday, 26 April 2016.

Mr Marshall said input from the local community was an important part of the planning process.

“Community consultation and comment is integral to the consideration of the proposal by the Department of Planning and Environment and the applicant will respond to feedback received,” Mr Marshall said.

“This is another very exciting renewables project for our region and I encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”

To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au

The application and EIS are also available to view in person at:

• Glen Innes Severn Council, 265 Grey Street, Glen Innes;
• Glen Innes Post Office, 319 Grey Street, Glen Innes; and
• Inverell Shire Council, 144 Otho Street, Inverell

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