The Wee Waa Sun Farm development site is located approximately 3.5 kilometres south east of the town of Wee Waa in New South Wales.
The site was identified by OVERLAND because of the suitability of the available flat land, its proximity to the Wee Waa distribution electricity line and Essential Energy substation, and the high solar resource in the area. The rural land has been extensively farmed for cropping and hence it is heavily modified and the proposed project will have minimal effect on native vegetation and animal species.
The project site is located within the floodplain of the Namoi River and to the east of the Illaroo Creek - lying outside of Narrabri Shire Council’s flood planning area.
The site has suitable access to the local and regional road network including the Kamilaroi Highway, Yarrie Lake Road and Culgoora Road
The landowners are fully supportive of developing the site for solar energy and see "farming the sun" as a complement to farming the land.
We would like to thank the landowners, community and Council at and around Gunnedah for their support during the development of this exciting project.
The NSW Government has classified the Wee Waa Sun Farm project as a State Significant Development and therefore the NSW government planning approvals process applies.
OVERLAND is currently completing all the studies and assessments that are required under the NSW planning process and will submit an Environmental Impact Statement to the Government shortly.