The Liberals’ Andrew Wall is heading to the barricades for the burghers of Uriarra Village who are aghast that something as useful as a solar power plant might be adorning their neighbourhood:
Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall has today offered the support of the Canberra Liberals to residents of Uriarra Village as they fight to prevent the construction of a large-scale solar power station proposed to be built next to homes.
“The Canberra Liberals believe that the location of this project is completely unsuitable and will heavily impact the rural community of Uriarra Village,” Mr Wall said.
“The proposal as it stands will mean that over 26,000 solar panels mounted onto steel frames stretching over 40 hectares will be located directly opposite Uriarra Village.
“The Canberra community is once again being subjected to the arrogance of an ACT
Labor/Green Government and we believe that residents deserve far better treatment than they have received so far on this decision.
“To add insult to injury residents were unaware that the site opposite their village was being considered for a solar power station until after the Minister made the announcement.
“By all indications, and judging by the tone of all the information available to residents, the large-scale solar project and its location is a done deal.
“The Canberra Liberals urge the ACT Government to rethink the location of this project and caution Simon Corbell against using his call in powers in this instance. The social and economic costs of constructing this project at this location will be enormous for the 100 families that call Uriarra Village home,” Mr Wall said.