Report to committee and council

by Admin,

A report on the South Fremantle Solar Farm Business Plan will be considered by the City of Fremantle’s Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) Committee on Wednesday 12 September 2018 and Council on Wednesday 26 September The meeting will start at 6 pm in the North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle.

If the business plan is approved, Epuron and the City will go on to draft the lease. The City will not sign the lease until Epuron has met all conditions of the development approval and all environmental approvals.

In the meantime, Epuron is progressing with detailed design and is exploring layouts with panels only on the flat areas. This would mean minimal disturbance to the existing ground levels including leaving the bund in place.

Based on the final layout, site management protocols for both the construction and operational phases will be prepared for the Department of Environmental Regulation (DWER) auditor and the City to review. No approvals will be issued until all of these parties are satisfied.

The City anticipates being able to provide another community update on the final layout of panels and site management requirements early in 2019. Subject to approvals, construction is likely to begin in autumn when winds are calm.

The agenda and reports for the FPOL meeting is available for viewing on Friday 5 September 2018. Information about addressing the committee on the item in public question time is also available here.

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