Mar 17, 2021 Project updates

You’re invited to our latest community information drop-in session

Our latest community information drop-in session will be held in Gulgong this month, providing an opportunity to update the local community on plans for the proposed 400-megawatt Stubbo Solar Farm.

Members of the local community can drop by anytime between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday March 25 at the CWA Hall and meet our project team, ask questions, and provide their feedback on the project.

Community information drop-in session
When: 2pm-7pm on Thursday 25th March
Where: CWA Hall, Herbert St Gulgong

The project will be assessed as a State Significant Development under Part 4 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project was recently placed on public exhibition by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), with submissions received from a number of organisations, government departments and individuals.

We are now reviewing those submissions before submitting our response to the department, which will be considered as part of its assessment process.

Our project team is also continuing to receive feedback on the proposal throughout this process via our drop-in sessions, one on one meetings and discussions. Members of the local community can ask questions or make a comment about the project using our online form.

You can also email our project team at [email protected] or head to our Facebook Page @stubbosolarfarm

Project background

The Stubbo Solar Farm is being proposed across a study area of 1,750 hectares of mostly cleared grazing land about 10 kilometers north of the historic mining town of Gulgong. The actual development footprint sits across a smaller portion of the site, with other areas set aside as environmental exclusion zones to protect vegetation, waterways and Aboriginal sites.

It will generate more than one million megawatt hours of clean renewable energy from the region’s abundant sunshine, enough to power more than 150,000 NSW homes.

It is expected to create up to 400 jobs during construction and up to 10 full time jobs during its operational life, as well as work for local businesses and contractors

The project will be designed to maximise opportunities for sheep grazing alongside renewable energy generation, helping to provide additional income for rural landowners and the wider community.