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The proposed Illabo Solar Farm is a large-scale solar farm that will generate up to 80MW of solar energy. The New South Wales site is six kilometres south-east of Illabo and 50 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga.

Project overview

The proposed Illabo Solar Farm is a large-scale solar farm that will generate up to 80MW of solar energy. The New South Wales site is six kilometres south-east of Illabo and 50 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga. The proposal area is located within the Junee Local Government Area (LGA) in the Riverina region, south of Allawah Road.

The proposed solar energy farm will consist of up to 290,000 solar PV panels on an area of about 210 hectares and be capable of delivering up to 80 megawatts of renewable energy. The site is a generally flat, cleared property which is currently utilised as a dryland mixed farming operation. The proposed solar farm would utilise about 210 hectares of the 1000 plus hectare property. The site is located about 2.2 kilometres south of the existing Murrumburrah – Wagga  North 132kV transmission line.


Project details

Tilt Renewables submitted the Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) in October 2018 and received Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) in November 2018.

Tilt Renewables is committed to open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders, with an aim to build and enhance community acceptance and trust in all projects and in the renewable energy industry as a whole. 

As part of the PEA, a Community Consultation Plan (CCP) was developed for the proposed Illabo Solar Farm project to facilitate engagement with the community and allow meaningful contributions from locals into the environmental assessment and project development.

A solar farm brings many direct opportunities for employment to the region during both the construction phase and ongoing operations once the solar farm is commissioned. 

Flow on employment benefits are also achieved as the project brings demand for local business services and consumer goods. Most regions have a range of businesses that will provide services to a wind farm project. 

These include:

  • Domestic scale electricians;
  • Transport operators;
  • Competent machine operators;
  • General labourers;
  • Quarries; and
  • Concrete businesses.

Should the Illabo Solar Farm proceed, it will directly employ 100 staff during the construction period over a two years. This will be gradual at first before building up for a period then winding down towards commissioning.

Once operational, the Illabo Solar Farm will employ 2 full-time staff during its operation.

Tilt Renewables, as the owner of the solar farm, will not typically be directly employing workers, this will be done by our delivery partners and contractors and their subcontractors.  

Anyone interested in supplying local services or gaining employment is encouraged to register their interest on the goods and services register at [email protected] . We will pass these details on to the relevant parties. 

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Contact details

For further information on the Illabo Solar Farm please contact the project team at [email protected] or on 1800 WE TILT (1800 938 458).