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Debate surrounding Solar Farms

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Feb 06, 2018

A range of big solar projects are envisaged for northern Victoria and the southern Riverina, but some are facing opposition because of the choice of agricultural land and the proximity to housing.

Three proposed solar sites, one in Finley and two within 25 km of Deniliquin, are set to be located on what farmers are calling ‘‘prime agricultural land’’.

Many Farmers have expressed concern as to the location of these Farms and why they can't be located on the lesser land.

 ‘‘Money has been invested on these farms to produce food and it’s going to be removed for electricity. It’s just not right,’’ one Farmer said

‘‘It’s a no-brainer that it should go on low productive land.’’