Engagement with the local community is a critical objective of Maoneng and is integral to this project.

We would like to ensure that open dialogue and information transfer can occur with local residents, stakeholders and the wider community in an easy and efficient manner.

We would like to ensure that there is no “surprise” to the community and that a long-term relationship is maintained between the project team and all project stakeholders.

Community benefits.

Development of the Mugga Lane Solar Park produced economic benefits for the Canberra area well before the first MW of electricity was generated. Surveyors, consultants and company representatives have been and will be visiting the area, providing income for the accommodation and service sectors.

However, this was only part of what was to come with up to 45 jobs expected created during the 12 months construction period. The construction phase had also a huge benefit for local accommodation and service sectors.

The solar farm also provides ongoing employment for a small team required to provide ongoing maintenance after the project is built.

Community consultation.

Maoneng is committed to working with the local community to ensure a transparent engagement process and successful project.

The objectives of the community engagement process are:

  • To keep the community and stakeholders informed about the project through the provision of factual project information;
  • To identify and address community and stakeholder concerns and maintain transparency in the project design and implementation;
  • To identify opportunities for local business involvement in the implementation of the project;
  • To provide feedback on how stakeholder and community input will influence the final project and decision.

Maoneng considers community consultation to be essential at all stages of the solar farm life cycle, and invites all members of the community to contact Us.

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