Solar farm proposed for Myrtle Creek: Community feedback wanted

ABOVE: Stock photo of a solar farm.

Susanna Freymark

A solar farm has been proposed at a Myrtle Creek site, 10km from Rappville.

The company, Epuron, develop wind and solar farms and have their eye on their newest project in Richmond Valley.

The area around Myrtle Creek has great potential for solar energy generation with a strong solar resource and existing transmission infrastructure according to the company’s website.

The Myrtle creek site was an ideal location for a solar farm that could generate up to 500 megawatts (MW) and potentially include energy storage to support both the project and the local network, the company website stated.

Currently Epuron is consulting with property owners, neighbours, and local and state government authorities to prepare a scoping report to determine planning assessment requirements.

The company is holding two online information sessions on Thursday, March 3 at 10am and 6pm.

Each session will run for about an hour and include a presentation followed by time for questions. The presentation will include an overview of the project, the key steps in the planning and assessment process and opportunities for members of the community to participate.

To join one of the sessions, book here.

Questions and comments about the solar farm project can be emailed to info@richmondvalleysolar.com.au or through the online feedback form at richmondvalleysolar.com.au

Location of proposed solar farm near Rappville.
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