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Saving the Planet

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For Cleaner World

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Harnessing Power of the Sun

Atherton 62.5 MW Solar Farm

Project Summary

The Atherton 62.5MW Solar Farm is proposed on 125Ha of freehold land owned and operated by the same family for more than 60 years. It is located on the southern outskirts of Tolga, near Rocky Creek in Far North Queensland.

The $140M project investment will bring significant economic activity and benefits to the Atherton Tablelands and surrounding region.

The solar farm will be constructed on mostly cleared, almost level land with a gentle slope towards Rocky Creek - historically used for mixed-use farmland agricultural practices including cattle grazing, maize, fruit and fodder production.

The site was selected for its high exposure to solar radiation and proximity to the National Electricity Grid.

Planning Approval (Decision Notice) was granted in July 2019 by the Tablelands Regional Council.