Urgent call for objections


Sorry for late call, objections close at midnight and the word is that not enough have come in yet to force a review of the submission. 50 are required and the locals have been captured by the RE interests.

It takes less than five minutes to lodge an objection after you register on the portal, once that is done it can take as little as a minute for future objections if you have a good idea about what to say, essentially anything that is negative about expensive, environmentally destructive, non-renewable facilities set up at the end of a long destructive supply chain etc etc.

A single sentence that makes sense will do!

DUE Today – Mon 10/07/23 11:59 p.m GOULBURN RIVER SOLAR FARM

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 PLANNING PORTAL – DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT  

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/goulburn-river-solar-farm-0

*550 MW Solar Electricity Generating Works * + 296 MW/588 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) 

*950,000 bifacial Solar Panels

*RU1 Primary Production – 2,000 ha site – 800 ha Solar Footprint.

*The site is surrounded by Goulburn River National Park.

*Developer – Lightsource bp

*Between Wollar & Merriwa, on Wollara Rd in the Upper Hunter Region of NSW. 

One basic sentence of Objection is all that’s needed in your own words – eg. Carcinogenic Fire/Smoke Hazard, Toxic Land/Water Contamination, Unreliable/Intermittent – Weather Dependent, Slave Labour Based, CCP Reliant, Waste of Public Subsidy Money, Toxic Waste Creating, Loss of Limited – Irreplaceable Ag Land, Food Security & National Security Risk, Environmentally Sensitive Area – adjacent Goulburn River National Park, etc.

Simply Lodge via the Planning Portal (Register first) 

OR 

email your OBJECTION to the 

Planner: Kurtis Wathen

[email protected]

Ph: (02) 82896981

Subject: Goulburn River Electricity Generating Works – SSD-33964533


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Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
July 10, 2023 4:21 pm

COMPANY SOURCES

2 0 2 1 S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y R E P O R T L I G H T S O U R C E B P
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Solar Panel Recycling
Through the course of regular construction and operation, solar panels can be damaged or can malfunction. We understand the concerns with sending solar panels to landfill. Though we ensure we procure panels that can be disposed of safely, we want to recover resources and materials where we can. To reduce waste to landfill, we commit to reuse, refurbish, or recycle solar panels from our assets. In the UK, we work with several organisations to first refurbish or reuse the panels, and then recycle where this is not possible. In the US, we are working with SEIA to identify and qualify recycling companies via their National PV Recycling Programme. We also signed a MoU with Lotus Energy in Australia to progress our recycling activities.

CONCLUSION AND OBJECTIONS
Thus no feasible or achievable solar panel recycling plan has been proposed or guaranteed at this stage for the project. Should a project proceed without one?
Perhaps a full known-cost recovery plus hefty contingency environmental bond to cover solar panel recycling could be deposited in trust by the project’s proponents – before construction begins, as per many mining projects.

Martin Rowland
Martin Rowland
July 10, 2023 5:32 pm

This is environmental vandalism on a large scale. Not only will valuable farm land be taken but, being Chinese made, a national security risk may evolve. Stop this madness.

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 10, 2023 5:49 pm

Done, Rafe. Objected on environmental concerns. Its a lovely area and the amenity would be ruined by a solar farm. It would be much better placed in Warringah or Wentworth electorates. I didn’t say that in the submission, though! Much as I would like to.

Louis Litt
July 10, 2023 6:19 pm

Done – creates more heat and in summer increases heat to in intolerable levels.

Kneel
Kneel
July 10, 2023 6:20 pm

Done and thanks for the heads-up.

Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines
July 10, 2023 6:34 pm

Done.

Among other points, I noted that it’s not a good look to slam this project home before the refendum on the voice.

Indolent
Indolent
July 10, 2023 11:27 pm

I sent this as an email. I hope it makes sense because I don’t fully understand the details.

I strenuously object to inserting a so-called solar farm in the middle of Goulburn River National Park. It hardly qualifies as environmentally friendly to insert what is basically a factory over a huge area, ripping up the natural environment and destroying the fauna and flora in the process. Solar panels are a major fire hazard, especially in wooded areas and, as has recently been seen in the U.S., a simple hail storm can turn them into toxic junk. This is not to mention the expense of the exercise.

Why are we closing our electricity plants, which don’t use up thousands of acres of land and do produce stable and reliable electricity at far lower cost than these ridiculous pie in the sky schemes which benefit no one but the (usually foreign) people providing the useless equipment and laughing all the way to the bank?

Tearing up our countryside for unreliable and unstable power at huge and publicly subsidised expense is lunacy.

Please reject this application.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 10, 2023 11:57 pm

Sent this off to the email address :

I am objecting to the solar farm because:

1. If the solar panels ever catch fire for any reason, it will end up being a carcinogenic nightmare to anyone that is nearby due to the toxic materials used in the construction of the solar panels.
2. Due to the toxic nature of the materials used in the solar panels, I am also concerned that a lot of toxic residue will leak into the ground and find its way into the water table, and worse, into the Goulburn River.
3. Due to the nature of solar panels, they work intermittently, weather dependant and therefore very unreliable. A complete waste of Public Subsidy Money.
4. I am also concerned about the disposal of the solar panels they reach their end of life. It concerns me that they will end up in land fill breaking down and leaching toxic material into the surrounding area.
5. The solar panels being adjacent to the Goulburn River National Park, an environmentally sensitive area, will end up being visual pollution in a beautiful part of the country.

Not sure if it is the right way to set it out and write it though.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 10, 2023 11:59 pm

I am objecting to the solar farm because:

1. If the solar panels ever catch fire for any reason, it will end up being a carcinogenic nightmare to anyone that is nearby due to the toxic materials used in the construction of the solar panels.
2. Due to the toxic nature of the materials used in the solar panels, I am also concerned that a lot of toxic residue will leak into the ground and find its way into the water table, and worse, into the Goulburn River.
3. Due to the nature of solar panels, they work intermittently, weather dependant and therefore very unreliable. A complete waste of Public Subsidy Money.
4. I am also concerned about the disposal of the solar panels they reach their end of life. It concerns me that they will end up in land fill breaking down and leaching toxic material into the surrounding area.
5. The solar panels being adjacent to the Goulburn River National Park, an environmentally sensitive area, will end up being visual pollution in a beautiful part of the country.

Sent this off to the email address.

Not sure if it is the right way to write up a letter.

E.J.
E.J.
July 11, 2023 11:20 am
Beertruk
Beertruk
July 11, 2023 1:57 pm

E.J.
Jul 11, 2023 11:20 AM
Great example of what could happen
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/07/damaged-solar-panels-hail-storm-will-likely-end/

Wish I had of seen that as I would have added it to the submission.

rickw
rickw
July 11, 2023 7:22 pm

The beautiful sea views from the roads around Hulhumale are slowly being destroyed by installation of solar panels.

Insanity everywhere.

  1. Vic can’t upkeep it roads, probably the smallest network per head in Oz. From what I’v heard other Gov services…

  2. You aren’t allowed to ask if someone who has an Aboriginal great grandparent qualifies as one of the “First Nations”…

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