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Solar Farm Proposal

posted Jun 25, 2019, 2:10 PM by 2MG Real FM
A development application has been made to Mid-Western Regional Council for a Solar Farm on the Castlereagh Highway on the Southern approach to Mudgee.

In the Development lodged with council, plans are for 2 5MW arrays of panel, which the developers estimate would consist of around 31,000 panels.

The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce are one group objecting to this development, saying that the location in the wrong one.

They say they are not against the farms, they just don't want them on the approaches to town.

A Further Development for a 5WK solar farm has also been proposed for Old Mill Road in Gulgong.

The Mid Western Regional Council have recently modified their Development control plan, which sets a number of controls, including location of Solar farm. Our newsroom has asked MWRC is this will apply to this development, and is still awaiting a response.

Residents that wish to view the plans and make comments can contact Mid-Western Regional Council, with the deadline for submissions on Friday 5 July.