Richmond Valley Solar Farm Project Introduction - December 2021
Harnessing Richmond Valley's sunshine
Epuron is investigating a site near Myrtle Creek for a new large scale solar farm. The project, named Richmond Valley Solar Farm, would involve up to 1,000 hectares of privately owned cattle grazing land approximately 10 km east of Rappville and 7 km south of Ellangowan .
The project is in its early stages and Epuron will soon lodge a Scoping Report with DPIE to receive Planning Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). The SEARs will outline the general and technical assessment requirements for the development application and accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). When the SEARs are issued they will be published on the NSW Government’s online portal for Major Projects.
After Epuron receives SEARs for the project it will commence studies for the reports required, which are likely to include specialist assessments for visual impact, biodiversity, construction noise, traffic and transport, Aboriginal heritage, and any other relevant environmental issues.
Community information session
The project team is planning to host a local community information session for this project early next year. To be notified directly when this has been scheduled please register to receive project updates. Updates are available by email or post. For email updates register here. To receive updates via post please email your name, postal address and a request to be added to the mailing list to email@example.com.
Epuron looks forward to working with the Richmond Valley community on this exciting project.
For more information including a site map download the full project introduction: