The site of the proposed solar farm at 397 Kingaroy-Barkers Creek Road

April 4, 2019

The future of Terrain Solar’s proposed solar farm on the outskirts of Kingaroy is still undecided.

An appeal by Terrain Solar against South Burnett Regional Council’s decision to block the development is still before the Planning and Environment Court, with a review listed for May 1.

This follows an alternative resolution dispute conference between the parties, ordered by Judge Rackemann on March 11 and chaired on Friday by ADR Registrar Steven Adams.

Terrain Solar director Simon Ingram told there was no anticipated date to begin construction as the matter was yet to be determined by the court.

SBRC General Manager (Corporate Services) Peter O’May confirmed the matter had not been finalised.

“Council will continue to participate in the mediation process under the direction of the Court in an attempt to resolve the appeal,” he said.

“The review on May 1 is for the Court to monitor progress on the matter.

“Until the Court makes a determination in favour of Terrain Solar (ie. allowing the appeal) then no approval for the solar farm or for works to begin exists.”

Four of the original seven co-respondents who originally elected to join the action alongside Council have since withdrawn.

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