Project Update Oxley Solar Farm: Environmental studies and community engagement
SSD – 10346

Oxley Solar Development continues to review all feedback received from the community, government and other organisations and it is being taken into active consideration as the project progresses.

Additional studies continue to progress including visual amenity, soil & erosion, traffic & transport, biodiversity, bushfire & hazards, cumulative impacts, aboriginal cultural heritage and we continue with community consultation. The outcomes from these studies, consultations and associated findings are informing our submission to the Department of Planning Industry and Environment. We continue with these additional studies and consultations to ensure we are able to significantly reduce the footprint of the project and therefore reduce associated impacts on the community.

We appreciate community concerns during these difficult times so these studies are all being conducted strictly in alignment with NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines. The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on this phase of our development.

COVID-19 and the associated lock downs in NSW, have delayed our plans for the next phase of onsite community and stakeholder engagement. We are now planning to be back in the area in late spring / early summer of 2021 to further meet with the community and stakeholders, providing COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and travel can recommence.

In the meantime, if anyone would like to discuss any aspect of this project we would welcome an opportunity to meet with you via video conference or telephone. We are also very happy to respond to your questions via email at any time.

We will continue to keep you informed as we progress in our activities and once travel restrictions ease we will communicate again to provide updates and provide the opportunity for face to face meetings.

To arrange a meeting or for any further information please call 1300 708 818 or email us anytime at community@oxleysolarfarm.com.au.

The Community Team
Oxley Solar Development
23 September 2021