Located in Central Victoria, 33km east of Bendigo in the communities of Muskerry and Toolleen, the Muskerry Solar Power Station is currently in the development phase. Developed by Edify, the project will stretch across approximately 500 hectares of predominantly grazed land. The power station, once complete, could generate up to 612,000 MWh per annum of renewable energy.
Planning Application is complete for the project, with supporting third party specialist technical reports. The application package has been submitted to the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), for each Local Government Area. The application process involves pre-lodgment with DEECA, both councils and the community, for which there is continuous consultation.
The Planning Application can be downloaded here. Appendixes are available in the drop-down menu below.
The Project will connect into the AusNet 220kV distribution system, providing green energy to 93,000 households. At peak construction, the Project will employ approximately 350 staff, predominantly sourcing from the local community.
The Muskerry Solar Power Station is on the traditional land of the Taungurung First Nation People. Edify acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Taungurung people, whose many clans share one language and a deep spiritual connection with Country
Community, feedback and contacts
Community Information Session
The project’s Planning Application has commenced and is under review by the Victorian State Government, Campaspe and Bendigo Councils and various other regulatory agencies.
Edify was pleased to host the Community Information Sessions on Wednesday 8 March 2023. An information flyer from the Community Information Sessions is available here.
Edify staff were in attendance to answer questions regarding the project plans, project maps, and specialist investigation reports.
Planning Application Documents
Muskerry Solar Farm Planning Report [ PDF 4 MB ] APPENDIX A PROPOSAL PLANS [ PDF 5 MB ] APPENDIX B ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT [ PDF 13 MB ] APPENDIX C BUSHFIRE REPORT [ PDF 3 MB ] APPENDIX D FLOOD IMPACT ASSESSMENT [ PDF 4 MB ] APPENDIX E NOISE IMPACT AND CONSTRAINTS ASSESSMENT [ PDF 1 MB ] APPENDIX F TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT [ PDF 2 MB ] APPENDIX G LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AND VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT [ PDF 16 MB ] APPENDIX H GLINT AND GLARE ASSESSMENT [ PDF 5 MB ]