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Ross River Solar Farm Landscape and Visual Assessment

Lat27 undertook a landscape and visual assessment on behalf of AECOM that supported a successful Development Application by Ross River Solar Farm Pty Ltd to Townsville City Council for the development of a 148 MW solar farm.

ClientAECOM for ESCO Pacific/Ross River Solar Farm Pty Ltd

LocationTownsville, QLD

Date2016

Construction has recently commenced on the Ross River Solar Farm located in Townsville. 

Lat27 undertook a landscape and visual assessment on behalf of AECOM that supported a successful Development Application by Ross River Solar Farm Pty Ltd to Townsville City Council for the development of a 148 MW solar farm. The site is a 202-hectare former mango plantation and the LVA succinctly described the existing landscape values of the study area, and identified the impacts of the project on local residents and recreation areas. 

This project is anticipated to power the equivalent of 65,000 homes and is considered an important step toward Townsville becoming a ‘solar city’.  

Read more about the Ross River Solar Farm on their website here.