Overland Sun Farming has submitted an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed solar farm on Orange Grove Road.
The report was submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment and went on public exhibition on Wednesday.
On behalf of Orange Grove Sun Farm, Overland Sun Farming is proposing a large-scale solar photovoltaic generation facility and associated building and electrical infrastructure including grid connection works.
The EIS says the project would have an estimated nominal capacity of 110-megawatt and “once operational will provide enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 30,000 homes each year (AEMC 2017)”.
The site is about 12km east of Gunnedah and encompasses an area of approximately 817 hectares, of which approximately 253 hectares would be developed.
“The project design, development footprint and placement of infrastructure have progressively evolved to minimise or avoid visual impacts, where possible,” the report states.
“Nonetheless, the development of the project will result in some changes to the landscape. Visual impacts will occur during the construction and operational stages of the project.”
The EIS can be viewed until July 5 at the Gunnedah Shire Council office on Elgin Street or online at http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=8882
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