Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall will today stand up for residents of Uriarra Village who don’t want a large scale solar development built near their homes.
“I will run a motion in the Assembly calling on Simon Corbell not to use call in powers to approve the controversial proposal metres from houses at Uriarra Village, effectively silencing local concerns,” Mr Wall said today.
“This project is causing great concern among residents and they have the right to see the full Development Application process run its course.
“Unfortunately Simon Corbell has a poor track record when it comes to using call in powers on controversial developments in the ACT, and it would be a great insult to the ratepayers and taxpayers of Uriarra Village if they did not get the opportunity to raise their concerns about the social, financial and environmental impacts of this project in the DA process.
“I call on the ACT Government, and particularly the ACT Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury, to support the motion I will move in the Assembly, and allow residents their say on a project that could potentially have a very negative impact on their lives,” Mr Wall concluded.