The Department of Planning and Environment is encouraging community feedback on a proposal for a new 60 megawatt (MW) solar farm at Yanco near Leeton.
The Department’s Acting Director of Resource and Energy Assessments Nicole Brewer said the proposal is on public exhibition from 24 April until 22 May 2019.
“Consideration of community feedback is vital to our assessment process and we’ve made it easy for people to have their say online, via our website,” Ms Brewer said.
“Alternatively, locals can visit Leeton Shire Council and Leeton Library to read a hard copy and they can post a submission to the Department.
“The proposed 60 MW solar farm and energy storage facility would be located around 1KM west of Yanco and could potentially provide energy for 22,000 homes.
“The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) outlines any potential impacts including any noise or visual impacts, and what will be done to mitigate these issues.
“The EIS and all associated documents are available to view on the NSW Major Projects Planning Portal,” Ms Brewer said.
“This is a great opportunity for the community and other stakeholders to get involved and have their say on the proposed development at Yanco.
“People can also sign up on the Planning Portal website for regular project updates.
“Once the exhibition closes, the Department will consider all community submissions received, along with feedback from other government agencies and councils, as part our rigorous assessment process,” she said.
Visit the website for more information and Have Your Say on the Yanco Solar Farm project by Wednesday 22 May 2019.
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