Stubbo Solar Farm Scoping Report submitted
A scoping report for the Stubbo Solar Farm project has been submitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), outlining key elements of the project.
All solar farms in NSW of around the same scale as the Stubbo Solar Farm are assessed as State Significant Developments under Part 4 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The lodging of the scoping report is an important first stage in this assessment process. The report provides the local community with preliminary technical information and an environmental assessment on the project. It also outlines how we will engage with stakeholders and the local community and environmental assessments to be carried out.
The Department has now also issued its Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project. The SEARs sets out issues that must be addressed in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.
The EIS will cover all facets of the project impact, from environmental through to social.
An important element of our EIS development will be finding ways to listen to the local community’s views and where we can, make changes to our project proposal.
We’re not sure if or when we can meet up in person to hear your views on the project due to the strict coronavirus restrictions in place.
So we will be planning a number of activities in place of this face to face contact. We want to make sure that we can provide the right mix of activities so people from the local community have the chance to get involved.
You can access the scoping report on the Major Projects page on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
In the meantime we encourage people to register for regular updates from our project team.