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26.09.18 - Bookaar Solar Farm refused: Corangamite Shire to miss out on local jobs and $150m of investment

Despite their officers’ recommendation for approval, yesterday Corangamite Shire Councillors denied planning permission for Bookaar Solar Farm, the solar PV development proposal of up to 200MW at Meningoort near Camperdown.

Ignoring the professional advice of the planners and referral agencies, Councillors sided with a small but vocal minority of residents, and voted to withhold planning consent.

Spokesman for the project Richard Seymour commented: “This is a tremendous disappointment. Councillors have gone against their own Planning Department’s professional recommendation, mainly driven by a concern about the alleged loss of agricultural land. As we have explained all along, Bookaar Solar Farm is a temporary structure and it would only take 0.2% of available agricultural land in Corangamite Shire. It would have brought $150m of investment to the Shire, generating 150 construction jobs and up to 12 full time jobs – it is clear that local people have hugely missed out.”

Mr Seymour continued: “We would like to thank all of our supporters and those who have participated in constructive consultation. We will now go back to the drawing board to consider our options. This is a very good project and it is worth fighting for.”

 

28.08.18 - Community drop in consultation session announced!  The Infinergy Pacific team will be available to answer any questions you may have about the proposal this coming Thursday 28 August.  Full details are:

Location: McCabe Room, Killara Centre, Camperdown Community Centre, 210-212 Manifold Street, Camperdown, 3260

When: 11AM - 1PM, and 3pm - 6:30PM

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

20.08.18 - Bookaar Solar Farm Planning Application is before Corangamite Shire Council for Determination

To find out more about the Bookaar Solar Farm Application please follow the link to below on the Council website:

https://www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/Property/Planning/Statutory-Planning/View-current-planning-applications-on-notice/PP2018060-520-Meningoort-Road-Bookaar

 

 

17.04.18 - Community Information Session in Camperdown

To find out more about the Bookaar Solar Farm the Infinergy Pacific project team would like to invite you to an information session at:

 ·         The McCabe Room, 210-212 Manifold Street, Camperdown Wednesday 18th April, 4-7pm

 

16.04.18 - Infinergy Pacific, on behalf of Bookaar Renewables Pty Ltd, to submit plans to Corangamite Shire Council in May 2018

More information to follow the Community Information Session, please check back again soon!