Planning Permit Approval

South Energy is very proud to announce that our solar farm is coming to the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, after the project received a planning permit from The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) in late November 2020.

Located in Victoria’s Benalla Rural City, Kennedys Creek Solar Farm is a utility-scale renewable energy project that covers about 290 hectares of land. It will be located approximately 4 km north-east of the Benalla township.

With an estimated network capacity of 145 megawatts (MW), the Kennedys Creek Solar Farm is expected to generate enough clean power for approximately 51,000 households – this will help Australians reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 305,000 tonnes per year.

As a result of receiving the permit, South Energy has also reached a notable milestone, providing us with the opportunity to reflect, recognise and show gratitude for the enormous effort our dedicated project team has been putting in. South Energy would like to sincerely say thank you to all community members and authorities involved for the support given to the project. We are honoured to be part of a tremendous community and look forward to strengthening our bonds and prosperity.

South Energy remains committed to continuing to collaborate with everyone towards the delivery of the project. Hence, the public is encouraged and welcome to contact us should they have any questions or wishes to know more about the project.

The Kennedys Creek Solar Farm project is currently in the process of obtaining the grid connection approval, where we aim to be construction-ready by the end of this year. The project is envisaged to commence construction in late 2021 and be fully operational by late 2023.

Thank You Benalla For Your Support!

We would like to express our appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Thursday, 13 June 2019. It was a very informative session and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email or telephone (03) 8842 6888.

Community Information Session 13/06/19

South Energy understands the importance of community engagement to ensure that local opinions, perspectives and ideas are heard and considered by this project.

An information session about the proposed solar farm will be held in the second week of June. We wish to take this opportunity to share our vision with the community and would welcome your comments on the proposed solar farm.

Please feel free to join us from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Mokoan Hub & Cafe, the heart of the Winton Wetlands (652 Lake Mokoan Rd, Winton North VIC 3675).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Community Ideas are Welcome

Community support is a key element to the success of a large-scale project like the Kennedys Creek Solar Farm. That is why we value any ideas and thoughts the community may have when it comes to the integration of this proposed solar farm.

We want to hear about how this new addition to your community makes you feel and answer any questions or queries you may have in the process, so please feel free to get in touch with us!

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