The Sebastopol Solar Farm gained development consent from the NSW Minister for Planning in late February 2019.
Sebastopol is an ib vogt GmbH project located approximately 17 kilometres south of Temora in southern New South Wales, within the Temora and Junee Local Government Areas. Once operational, the Sebastopol Solar Farm will supply up to 90 megawatts (AC) of renewable energy to the grid.
The Sebastopol Solar Farm will occupy approximately 248 hectares of rural land currently used for stock grazing and cultivation. The solar farm will include solar arrays, a substation and energy storage. The solar farm will connect to the existing 132 kv Essential Energy transmission line which runs west of the site. The solar farm layout avoids most environmental constraints and has been designed to minimise the removal of remnant native vegetation.
The Sebastopol Solar Farm proposal site is located approximately 4 kilometres south east of the locality of Sebastopol and approximately 17 kilometres south of Temora. The site is located within the Temora Local Government Area, with the southern boundary of the site bordering the Junee Local Government Area.
The Sebastopol Solar Farm is a State Significant Development which requires approval from the NSW Minister for Planning and Environment under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
ib vogt began informing the local community about the Sebastopol Solar Farm proposal in January 2018.
ib vogt would like to hear from members of the local community regarding the solar farm proposal as it is important to understand the values of local people.