JDAP Approves Solar Farms in WA

South Energy have reached a significant milestone in the development process of two utility scale solar farms in the south-west of Western Australia. In support of Western Australia’s Energy Transformation Target, the Waroona Solar Farm and Benger Solar Farm were individually considered and approved by the Mid-West/Wheatbelt Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) in November and the Southern JDAP in December of 2019 respectively.

After performing extensive research, community consultations and council meetings, the representative of the local Joint Development Assessment Panels had granted the applications subject to conditions. The 183MW Waroona Solar Farm will be located on a 308-hectare site, 11km out of Waroona or around 117km south of Perth. The Benger Solar Farm is positioned on roughly 180-hectares, about 15 kilometres out of Harvey.

These developments are expected to boost local economy in these regions and contribute to maintaining electricity supply for WA, in light of the retirement of the ageing conventional fossil-fuel power stations in the coming years. The projects will provide local employment job opportunities in construction and ongoing maintenance.

The next important milestone for the projects is securing grid connection. We are actively working with Western Power and expect to provide updates in the coming months.

Upon securing all necessary permits, South Energy anticipates commencing solar farm construction in 2021 and becoming fully operational by the end of 2022.

Visit waroonasolar.com.au & bengersolar.com.au to find out more about these projects.

Thank you to the Latrobe community for your support

South Energy would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Sunday, 15 September 2019 – especially to those who helped organise the event at the Glengarry Mechanics Hall. It was a very informative session, filled with delicious food, great company and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email frasers@southenergy.com.au should you wish to discuss the project in more detail.

Latrobe Community Information Drop-In Session 15/09/19

As you may be aware, South Energy is proposing a 75-megawatt solar farm near Glengarry North, Victoria. Known as Frasers Solar Farm, the project will generate enough clean power for the equivalent of approximately 25,000 households and reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of approximately 157,000 tonnes per year (equal to taking 33,000 cars off the road).

At this stage, South Energy is in the process of drafting a Development Application to be submitted to Latrobe City Council. We understand this proposal is of interest to you and would like to invite you to attend the Glengarry Community Drop-in Session we will be hosting at the Glengarry Mechanics Hall on Sunday, 15 September from 1-3:30PM.

With catering by the Glengarry Community Association, the drop-in session will be an ideal opportunity to have your questions answered by members of the project team.

What: Frasers Solar Farm Community Drop-in Session

Where: Glengarry Mechanics Hall

When: Sunday, 15 September, 1-3:30PM

Contact: frasers@southenergy.com.au

More info: www.fraserssolar.com.au

Waroona Community Information Session on 01/08/2019

The planning application for the project has been prepared and will be lodged with the Shire of Waroona shortly. Technical specialists from the fields of ecology, geotechnical, visual landscaping, and traffic have been engaged to ensure that all aspects of the project are carefully assessed, and any impacts are appropriately mitigated.

We understand the importance of community engagement to ensure that local opinions, perspectives and ideas are heard and considered by this project. An information session about the proposed solar farm will be held on:

Date:              Thursday, 1 August 2019
Time:              Drop in anytime between 3.30 – 7.00pm
Location:        Waroona Memorial Hall, 86 South Western Highway, Waroona WA 6215

We wish to take this opportunity to share our vision with the community and would welcome your comments on the proposed solar farm.

Waroona Community Ideas are Welcome

Community support is a key element to the success of a large-scale project like the Waroona Solar Farm. That is why we value any ideas and thoughts the community may have when it comes to the integration of this proposed solar farm.

We want to hear about how this new addition to your community makes you feel and answer any questions or queries you may have in the process, so please feel free to get in touch with us!

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Benger Community Information Session 4/7/19

South Energy understands the importance of community engagement to ensure that local opinions, perspectives and ideas are heard and considered by this project.

An information session about the proposed Benger Solar Farm will be held in the first week of July. We wish to take this opportunity to share with the community our vision and would welcome your comments on the proposed solar farm.

Please feel free to join us from 3:30pm to 7:00pm on Thursday 4 July 2019 at the Brunswick Town Hall (34 Ommaney Road, Brunswick WA 6224).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Benger Community Ideas Are Welcome

Community support is a key element to the success of a large-scale project like the Frasers Solar Farm. That’s why we value any ideas and thoughts the community may have when it comes to the integration of this proposed solar farm.

We want to hear about how this new addition to your community makes you feel and answer any questions or queries you may have in the process, so please feel free to get in touch with us!

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Thank You Benalla For Your Support!

We would like to express our appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Thursday, 13 June 2019. It was a very informative session and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email kennedyscreek@southenergy.com.au, westmokoan@southenergy.com.au or telephone (03) 8842 6888.

Benalla Community Information Session 13/06/19

South Energy understands the importance of community engagement to ensure that local opinions, perspectives and ideas are heard and considered by these projects.

An information session about the proposed solar farms, West Mokoan and Kennedys Creek will be held in the second week of June. We wish to take this opportunity to share our vision with the community and would welcome your comments on the proposed solar farms.

Please feel free to join us from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Mokoan Hub & Cafe, the heart of the Winton Wetlands (652 Lake Mokoan Rd, Winton North VIC 3675).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thank you to the Latrobe community for your support

We would like to express our appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Thursday, 7 June 2019. It was a very informative session and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email frasers@southenergy.com.au or telephone (03) 8842 6888.