New South Wales
Wollar Solar Farm SSD 9254
Submission of Support
I am pleased to give my support for the above project, as I see it providing positive outcomes both nationally, and for the local community of Wollar which has been ravaged by the advent of coal mining.
1. Climate change
Global Warming is already playing havoc with our lives and economy in Australia, with unprecedented floods, bushfires and drought. It is time to transition our energy sources to renewables. The Wollar Solar Farm is part of this progress.
This development just on its own will cut 515, 564 metric tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s annual total, supporting Commonwealth and NSW climate change commitments under the Paris Accord.
2. Energy production
With battery storage included, Wollar Solar Farm will generate and feed 290 Megawatts of power into the national grid. This will provide electricity for roughly 105,000 homes in our region.
3. Advantages to Local Community
The project is welcomed by the local community which was decimated by the adjacent Wilpinjong Coal Mine. This mine led to a proliferation of negative social and environmental issues.
4. Positive advantages of the Solar Farm include:
Diversification of the local community, creation of new local jobs and opportunities for training in Wollar in a sustainable industry.
This will lead to new families in the village, and a revitalisation of the community, making the local shop more viable.
No land use conflict which happens with coal mining
No health or visibility issues, or loss of amenities such as the school and the local fire brigade, as occurred when Wilpinjong was brought into operation.
5. There will be no destruction or interference with Indigenous heritage
Please give this project the go-ahead.
Ms Diane O’Mara