Planning approval for Walgett Solar Farm
On 14 July 2017 the Walgett Solar Farm achieved planning consent from the NSW Department of Planning. The solar farm is to have a capacity of 26MW and occupy up to 90ha of land approximately 5 km north of the town. With planning permission granted the project is progressing towards construction in 2018 when it will be connected to the grid through an existing 66kV substation in the area.
A link to the project page on the NSW Department of Planning website can be found here.