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 have been called for the design and construction/operations and maintenance of the solar farm.

Current stage

Council is currently shortlisting Expressions of Interest received for the Design and Construction/Operations and Maintenance of the solar farm.

To ensure the solar farm project reflects the desires of the community, the Project Team are available to answer questions directly via the Q&A tab, or alternatively, private submissions can be made via the Make a Submission tab. Contributions and feedback on this project are being evaluated and incorporated into the DA documentation. Closing date for questions/submissions is 18 May 2020.

Next steps

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

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 have been called for the design and construction/operations and maintenance of the solar farm.

Current stage

Council is currently shortlisting Expressions of Interest received for the Design and Construction/Operations and Maintenance of the solar farm.

To ensure the solar farm project reflects the desires of the community, the Project Team are available to answer questions directly via the Q&A tab, or alternatively, private submissions can be made via the Make a Submission tab. Contributions and feedback on this project are being evaluated and incorporated into the DA documentation. Closing date for questions/submissions is 18 May 2020.

Next steps

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

  • 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.  

    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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