ACT Labor back down on Uriarra solar farm

Residents of Uriarra Village should be very proud of their efforts in preventing the construction of a large scale solar project 100 metres from homes, Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall said today.

“The announcement made by the ACT Labor government today that Elementus Energy will shift the site of the large scale solar project from Uriarra to another location confirms that the site was unsuitable in the first place and shouldn’t have been considered by the government,” Mr Wall said.

“The resilience shown by this community in the face of the poor consultation and decision making by ACT Labor has been tremendous.

“Residents of Uriarra were completely overlooked when it came to consultation on this project and the planning processes in the ACT failed them.

“Residents and their supporters have waited many months for a decision to be made. The question remains, why did it take the ACT Labor government so long to make this announcement?

“The decision to move the proposed solar farm demonstrates that community cohesion and resolve works in fighting for common sense,” Mr Wall concluded.