Richmond Valley Solar Farm

Ark Energy is a signatory to the Clean Energy Council’s Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Projects, a commitment to engage respectfully with communities, be sensitive to environmental and cultural values, and make a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate.

Our community engagement activity is guided by the Charter, industry best practice and various industry guidelines including the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's Engagement Guidelines for State Significant Projects.

We recognise the importance of earning social licence for our projects, which has been defined for the renewable energy industry as a "level of acceptance or approval continually granted to an organisation's operations or project by the local community" (Boutilier and Thomson), and wherever practicable aim to incorporate community input to deliver improved project outcomes and lasting benefits.

Project updates

Ark Energy issues project update newsletters in both mail and email formats. To sign up for email newsletters register here. To receive newsletters by mail please email the project team with your name, postal address and a request to be added to the mailing list.

Download copies of previous updates via the links below.

Richmond Valley Solar Farm Project Introduction - December 2021

Richmond Valley Solar Farm Update - February 2022

Richmond Valley Solar Farm Newsletter - August 2023

Connect with us

Input from community members is welcome and valued.

Local information sessions will be held during the planning process to give members of the community an opportunity to discuss the proposal with the project team.

Questions and comments are welcome at any time and can be sent directly to the project team via email or the online feedback form.