Firm seeks Crown land for so­lar pan­els

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

Con­tract Power is ask­ing the Depart­ment of Lands, Plan­ning and Her­itage for un­al­lo­cated Crown land to put more so­lar pan­els for the Wiluna power sta­tion.

Com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tive Michael Hall said the spare block next door to the town power sup­ply could not sup­port the ex­tra so­lar pan­els Con­tract Power wanted to add with­out cre­at­ing shad­ows.

“It will not al­low for any ex­pan­sion in the fu­ture, if needed, and the in­creas­ing abil­ity to add bat­tery to achieve diesel off power sup­plies, which we are aim­ing for,” he said.

“It en­sures a se­cu­rity of sup­ply for Wiluna and the abil­ity to add more so­lar should the town ex­pand.”

Coun­cil­lors agreed to sup­port the com­pany’s ap­pli­ca­tion with an of­fi­cial let­ter from the Shire, on which the depart­ment had in­sisted.

The coun­cil also agreed to close the ac­cess laneways be­tween Thomp­son and Howard streets if the ap­pli­ca­tion suc­ceeded.

All coun­cil­lors agreed to the mo­tion, moved by Cr Stacey Pet­ter­son and sec­onded by Cr Peter Grundy.

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