Engagement with the local community is a critical objective of the Sunraysia Project and is integral to this project.

We would like to ensure that open dialogue and information transfer can occur with local residents, stakeholders and the wider community in an easy and efficient manner.

We would like to ensure that there is no “surprise” to the community and that a long-term relationship is maintained between the project team and all project stakeholders.

Community benefits.

Development of the Sunraysia Solar Farm will produce economic benefits for the Balranald area well before the first MW of electricity is generated. Surveyors, consultants and company representatives have been and will be visiting the area, providing income for the accommodation and service sectors.

However, this is only part of what is to come with up to 100 jobs expected to be created during the 12-18 months construction period. The construction phase has had a huge benefit to local accommodation and service sectors

The solar farm will also provide ongoing employment for a small team required to provide ongoing maintenance after the project is built.

If you have skills that may be useful during the operation of the solar farm, please email us at ssf@maoneng.co with your contact details and a brief summary of the services and skills you can provide.

Community consultation.

The Sunraysia project is committed to working with the local community to ensure a transparent engagement process and successful project.

The objectives of the community engagement process are

  • To keep the community and stakeholders informed about the project through the provision of factual project information
  • To identify and address community and stakeholder concerns and maintain transparency in the project design and implementation
  • To identify opportunities for local business involvement in the implementation of the project
  • To provide feedback on how stakeholder and community input will influence the final project and decision

The Sunraysia project considers community consultation to be essential at all stages of the solar farm life cycle, and invites all members of the community to Contact Us.

Community Sponsorship Program

We are proud to be sponsoring some great local community initiatives in 2020

  • Balranald Early Learning Centre – supporting a project to replace the existing soft fall and playground equipment
  • Balranald Motorcycle Club Inc – updating cooking facilities, display cabinets and seating
  • Balranald Field and Game Club – installation of a small solar system
  • St. Joseph’s Parish Primary School – contributing to the running costs of the school fete
  • Balranald Swimming & Triathlon Club Inc. – funding the club’s purchase of swimming equipment and clothing for club members.

The Sunraysia Project also provided community sponsorships in 2019

  • 5 Rivers Outback Festival 2019
  • Balranald Football Netball Club
  • Balranald Community Growth Strategy Forum
  • Inaugural Balranald Industry Mixer

Documentation &

Environmental impact statement

This report identifies and assesses the environmental issues associated with the construction, operation, upgrade and decommissioning of the proposed project.

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NSW Government Assessment

Read the NSW Planning and Environment secretary’s assessment report and the development consent of the Sunraysia Solar Farm project.

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