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Sandy Creek solar

Key numbers

840

MWdc installed capacity

1,757,463

MWh (Megawatts hours) renewable energy supplied per year

6%

of NSW electricity demand at peak output

253,419

homes powered (equivalent)

1,405,970

tonnes of carbon emissions saved

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments, site design & community consultation

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions

Construction

Operation

Decommissioning

Our Sandy Creek project consists of a 840MWdc solar farm and battery energy storage system (BESS), located approximately 25km southwest of Dunedoo and 30km north-west of Gulgong, within the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.

The proposed Project is being assessed as a State Significant Development (SSD), under Part 4 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is the determining authority for SSD applications.

Work has been underway on preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project since mid-2022. It is anticipated the EIS will be submitted to DPE in late 2023.

Drop-in community information sessions

Lightsource bp is hosting drop-in community information sessions on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October 2023. The purpose of these sessions is to provide information about the early findings of the environmental, social and economic assessments being prepared as part of the EIS for the project.

Please feel free to drop in at any time during the sessions to speak with the project team.

Where:
Dunedoo Jubilee Memorial Hall, 154 Bolaro Street, Dunedoo NSW 2844

When:
Thursday 26 October 2023, 4-7pm
Friday 27 October 2023, 9am-12pm

Scoping Report and SEARs

Information pack

If you would like to receive further information on the project or arrange a time to meet with the project team, please contact us via the ‘Get in touch’ section below.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

We’ve received lots of interest in our Sandy Creek solar farm project, so we’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.

Get involved

At Lightsource bp, our goal is to create solar assets that communities can be proud of, so if you’ve got an opinion or wish to provide feedback regarding the development, please don’t hesitate to let us know by calling 1300 873 575, emailing Sandycreeksolar@lightsourcebp.com or using the feedback form below. We’ll aim to get back to you within five working days.

Get in touch

At Lightsource bp, our goal is to create solar assets that communities can be proud of, so if you’ve got an opinion or wish to provide feedback regarding the development, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

sandycreeksolar@lightsourcebp.com 1300 873 575

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