Department of Planning and Environment collates public submissions for Overland Sun Farming's Environmental Impact Statement

File photo.
File photo.

The public submissions period for Overland Sun Farming’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now finished.

Submissions for the proposed solar farm near Gunnedah were accepted from June 6 until July 5 and are now being collated by the Department of Planning and Environment.

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. 

Once the submissions are made public, they can be viewed at