The Culcairn Solar Farm is a proposed solar farm and battery to be located in the Riverina Region of NSW, approximately four kilometres south-west of Culcairn, 45 kilometres north of Albury and 70 kilometres south of Wagga Wagga in the Greater Hume local government area.
The site will be developed by Neoen and will comprise solar generation capacity of 350 megawatts (MW), as well as a battery with a 100 MW, two-hour capacity. The site also connect to the National Electricity Market via TransGrid’s 330 kilovolt transmission line already on site.
|Mar 2021||Planning Approval Granted|
|Dec 2023||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2025||Expected Construction Completion|
|Nov 2019||NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment inspected the site, consulted with the Council and relevant government agencies, met with neighbouring landowners and held a community information session.|
|Feb 2020||Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Culcairn Solar Farm released by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.|
|Jan 2021||NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment approved the site for a solar farm and deemed the project consistent with NSW policy.|
|Mar 2021||Culcairn Solar Farm received planning approval from Independent Planning Commission. The IPC granted approval with several conditions. These were designed to minimise negative environmental impacts, set standards and performance measures for environmental performance, outline how the land will be returned to its current use, ensure regular reporting and monitoring, and accounting for the ongoing environmental management of the site.|
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Project websiteCulcairn Solar Farm
Government resourcesNSW Independent Planning Commission project page
NSW Planning Portal page