Public Exhibition Planning and Development

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The items below are currently on public exhibition and open for submissions.


Council has received a Development Application for Electricity Generating Works – Construction of a 4.95MW Solar farm and battery containers on Lot:5 DP:1210276, Tabbita Lane Tabbita.

The name of the applicant is ACEnergy Pty Ltd and the Consent Authority for this development is Carrathool Shire Council, PO Box 12, Goolgowi NSW 2652.

The proposed solar facility is designed to provide approximately 4.95MW (megawatts) of electricity to the local distribution network.  The proposal also includes four (4) battery containers that will provide on-site energy storage that will ensure the renewable energy generated is able to be used within the local region to provide affordable and reliable energy for regional NSW.

The proposed development is Regionally Significant Development under the meaning of Schedule 6(5) of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Planning Systems) 2021, as a development that has a capital investment value greater than $5 million for the purpose of electricity generating works. The Western Regional Planning Panel has the function of determining the application.

The Development Application and supporting documents, may be inspected at Carrathool Shire Council’s Hillston District Office, 139-145 High Street, Hillston or Goolgowi Office, 9-11 Cobram Street, Goolgowi, and is available on Carrathool Shire Council’s website, from Thursday 17 November 2022 up until close of business on Friday 16 December 2022.

During the time of public exhibition up until the close of business on Friday 16 December 2022 any person may inspect the documents and make written submissions to Carrathool Shire Council concerning the proposed development and if the submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of the objection must be specified in the submission.  Submissions will be provided to the planning panel and may be viewed by other persons with an interest in the application. Any submissions received regarding this Development Application will be considered a public document.

Unless the Independent Planning Commission has held a public hearing, a person who objected to the development by making a submission and who is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent, may appeal to the Court.  If the Independent Planning Commission holds a public hearing, the Commission’s determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.

Should you require further assistance in relation to this matter then please do not hesitate to contact the Council on 6965 1900 during normal office hours.