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FRV lodges planning application for Lilyvale Solar Farm and gets Australian Government Department of the Environment environmental clearance under EPBC Act.

May 8, 2018

On 5th January 2015, FRV received a determination from the Australian Department of the Environment that the proposed Lilyvale Solar Farm project is not a controlled action and does not require further assessment under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act).

FRV lodged its EPBC referral around the same time as lodging the “Material Change of Use” (MCU) planning application for the project. The MCU application was lodged on 8th December 2014 with the Central Highlands Regional Council. It is anticipated that the outcome of the planning application will be known towards the middle of 2015.

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Moree Solar Farm began operations in 2016 and was the first large-scale solar project in Australia to use a single-axis tracking system.


Lilyvale Solar Farm near Emerald, Queensland (100MW)

Financial close of the Lilyvale Solar Farm was achieved during September 2017 with operations expected to commence in 2018. The project will benefit from a PPA with Ergon Energy, the QLD-government owned retailer, part of the Energy Queensland group, who will purchase 100% of the electricity generated by the project.