Solar and battery “community renewables park” planned for Orange, NSW

Solar and battery “community renewables park” planned for Orange, NSW

Plans to build a large-scale solar and battery storage plant in the central western New South Wales city of Orange have been submitted to the local council by the Australian arm of ITP Renewables.

NSW planning commission approves new solar project near Gunnedah

NSW planning commission approves new solar project near Gunnedah

The 110MW Orange Grove solar farm has been issued planning approval following an assessment by the NSW Independent Planning Commission, with the project set to be constructed just outside the town of Gunnedah in the heart of Barnaby Joyce’s New England electorate.

Victoria solar project heads to VCAT, in landmark battle over land use

Victoria solar project heads to VCAT, in landmark battle over land use

Corangamite Shire councillors noted in their decision about Bookaar that while wind farms have to be approved by the state, solar farm approval falls to local government.“When it comes to solar, we haven’t got any guidelines,” former Corangamite Shire Mayor Jo Beard said in comments to the ABC last September.