About 30 Mulwala and district people engaged in a local community information session with ESCO Pacific, on Monday night at Mulwala Football Netball Club regarding a proposed $130 million solar farm on 378ha of agricultural land bordering Tocumwal Road and Savernake Road.
The 75-minute session included an address by ESCO Pacific’s head of development Allison Hawke who then answered questions.
ESCO Pacific is a leading Australian developer of utility solar farms and will meet with any person about the proposal on the Thomas property, including the neighbouring Jacques family who expressed their displeasure at the proposal.
“I’d be horrified at the thought of living adjacent to it - in a centralised area, a beautiful area and in my front yard,” Mrs Sue Jacques said.
“We’ve been farming here for 50 years. It would look like a power plant.”
But the overwhelming mood of attendees was of support, with appropriate planning conditions from the NSW State Government, which would include extensive and appropriate landscaping, and traffic management.
A further story will appear in next week’s Yarrawonga Chronicle.