Expression of Interest
The proposed Wollar Solar Farm proposal is located on the western side of Barigan Road approximately 7 km south of Wollar Village. Wollar Village is about 55 km to north east of Mudgee, and about 316 km north west of Sydney.
The proposal area is located within the Mid‐Western Regional Local Government Area (LGA). The proposed solar farm would connect to an existing TransGrid substation approximately 900 m east of the proposal area via a loop in to a nearby transmission line.
The site was preferred as it has:
- Excellent solar exposure
- Excellent access to local and major roads
- Excellent access to the grid transmission network
- A low number of non‐involved neighbouring dwellings
- Likely low level of environmental impact
- Been largely cleared and heavily disturbed by cultivation and grazing
- Low relief terrain
The Wollar Solar Farm would be expected to operate for 30 years. The construction phase of the proposal would take less than 12 months. After the initial 30-year operating period, the solar farm would either be decommissioned, removing all above ground infrastructure and returning the site to its existing land capability, or repowered with new PV equipment subject to landowner and planning consents.
The project will engage tier-one professional advisors and EPC contractors in Australia, and will use top-quality and environment-friendly solar panels and ancillary equipment. This will ensure that the project is not only compliant with Australian industrial standards, but also deliver a state-of-the-art facility that we can be proud of.
Wollar Solar Farm has been given Development Consent by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces on 24 February 2020.
Relevant determination documents can be found at the NSW Government Major Project website: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/9831