Sebastopol Solar Farm

Sebastopol Solar Farm

Sebastopol Solar Farm

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.

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CLIMATE CHANGE

The Commonwealth Government cites electricity generation as the largest individual contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Read More

Electric Supply

AEMO forecasts that grid-supplied electricity consumption will remain flat for the next 20 years, despite projected 30% growth in population. Although not required to meet projected electricity demand, the proposal Read More

Employment

The solar farm would generate around 150 direct jobs during construction, as well as indirect supply chain jobs. In addition, it would employ approximately 2-3 full time staff during the operation and maintenance phase Read More

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The Project

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.

assessment

Assessment

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.

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Community

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.