$200m Gunnedah Solar Farm approved

The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has approved  the $200 million Gunnedah Solar Farm in the state’s north-east which will have a nameplate capacity of 165Mp and will generate approximately 293GWh of electricity each year.

Renew Economy is reporting, that after the Gunnedah Solar Farm lodged its application in 2018, the state’s Independent Planning Commission appointed a three-member Panel and held public meetings in Gunnedah in November 2018 to listen to public concerns which focused on potential flood risks, land-use compatibility, heavy vehicle movements, and negative impacts on visual amenity and local property prices.

The  200 hectare site is expected to be built on Orange Grove Road near Gunnedah with construction expected for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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