Location: Cnr Captains Gully Rd and Clarke Lane, Newstead
Distance from Newstead: 2km west
Nearest other towns: Maryborough, Daylesford, Castlemaine
Total site size: 73 ha.
Area occupied by panels: 23.6ha
Capacity: up to 10MW including enough to supply 3462 postcode (est. 2-3MW)
No of panels: up to 27,456 tracking PV modules forming 41 tracking PV panels.
Inter-row spacing: 6m
Height above ground level: 3m max tr
On-site energy storage battery: not included at this stage
Land lease period: 25 years
Setback distances: 10m from Captain Gully Rd. 30m from all other boundaries
Connection: new 500m 22 kV line to connect into 22kV powerline linking Castlemaine and Maryborough.
Estimated Construction Timeline
Work begins: within 12 months of gaining planning permit
Construction time: 9 months
Construction workforce: 60-80
Ongoing workforce: 2 (operations and maintenance)