Dingo Lane Solar Farm, Myocum

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Solar farms reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

The Dingo Lane Solar Farm project is a 5 megawatt (maximum) solar farm currently proposed for Council-owned land, next to the Resource and Recovery Centre at Dingo Lane, Myocum.

Background

In May 2019, Byron Shire Council committed to carrying out a detailed feasibility assessment for the solar farm project. Once built, the Dingo Lane Solar Farm will generate enough electricity to:

  • reduce Council’s carbon emissions
  • offset Council’s power usage; and
  • send additional renewable power back into the grid.

Community engagement commenced in November 2019, starting with a door knock and mail-out to local residents and neighbouring properties, followed by an on-site information session.

The detailed feasibility assessment also commenced in November 2019 and included confirming factors which will affect design risk (soil, flooding, glare) and gaining important input from the local community.

Expressions of interest were called for the design and construction/operations and maintenance of the solar farm. Five companies have been shortlisted by Byron Shire Council to participate in the early contractor involvement and progress to the design and construction documentation stage.

Current stage

Community contributions and feedback on this project are now being evaluated and incorporated into the DA documentation.

The Project Team are coordinating the procurement process for specialist consultants to carry out electricity grid modelling and preparing the DA for submission. The outcomes of the community contributions will be summarised in the DA.

In the interim, the Project Team remain available to answer questions directly via the Q&A tab.

Next steps

A DA will be prepared and submitted for public exhibition.

The Dingo Lane Solar Farm project is a 5 megawatt (maximum) solar farm currently proposed for Council-owned land, next to the Resource and Recovery Centre at Dingo Lane, Myocum.

Background

In May 2019, Byron Shire Council committed to carrying out a detailed feasibility assessment for the solar farm project. Once built, the Dingo Lane Solar Farm will generate enough electricity to:

  • reduce Council’s carbon emissions
  • offset Council’s power usage; and
  • send additional renewable power back into the grid.

Community engagement commenced in November 2019, starting with a door knock and mail-out to local residents and neighbouring properties, followed by an on-site information session.

The detailed feasibility assessment also commenced in November 2019 and included confirming factors which will affect design risk (soil, flooding, glare) and gaining important input from the local community.

Expressions of interest were called for the design and construction/operations and maintenance of the solar farm. Five companies have been shortlisted by Byron Shire Council to participate in the early contractor involvement and progress to the design and construction documentation stage.

Current stage

Community contributions and feedback on this project are now being evaluated and incorporated into the DA documentation.

The Project Team are coordinating the procurement process for specialist consultants to carry out electricity grid modelling and preparing the DA for submission. The outcomes of the community contributions will be summarised in the DA.

In the interim, the Project Team remain available to answer questions directly via the Q&A tab.

Next steps

A DA will be prepared and submitted for public exhibition.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    If you would like to submit a detailed submission directly to the Dingo Lane Solar Farm project team for consideration in the DA submission to Council, you can enter details here.  

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