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Nyngan Community Matters

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Community Matters

AGL is committed to understanding the impacts of our projects and ensuring that the concerns of community members and other stakeholders are addressed wherever possible.

We run information sessions, place ads in local papers, conduct letterbox drops and do everything we can to talk to community members, listen to their concerns and share our information.

Nyngan Indigenous Leadership Program

17 May 2017

"It was overwhelming to see around 80 kids turn up for the fun run." - Karyn Looby

AGL’s Karyn Looby had the opportunity to work with the Indigenous Concepts and Networking (ICaN) group as part of the Indigenous Leadership Program at Nyngan recently.

"I had an awesome day listening to an inspiring young aboriginal man sharing his experiences," said Manager Government & Community Relations, Karyn Looby.

"With a message of ‘stay clean, live the dream’, Nathan Riley and his dad are building the bush tucker garden at the Nyngan solar plant viewing platform, and working with us to deliver Indigenous Leadership Programs in the local schools."

In addition to speaking to kids of all ages, Nathan has also worked with the local Aboriginal Land Council and the Aboriginal Police Liaison Team to host a fun run. "It was overwhelming to see around 80 kids turn up for the fun run," Karyn said.

"And having the opportunity to work with community groups to develop an Indigenous Leadership Program and bush tucker garden has been invaluable. I’m looking forward to the official opening of the Nyngan viewing platform and bush tucker garden in a few weeks."

Nyngan Indigenous Leadership Program
Nathan Riley, Veneta Dutton (Local Aboriginal Lands Council) and Karyn Looby.


Nyngan Fast Facts

  • The Nyngan solar plant was completed mid-2015 and sold to PARF in November 2016. The plant is expected to generate approximately 233,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity each year.
  • On an annual basis, the project will produce enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 33,000 average New South Wales homes and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 195,720 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum, assuming a rate of 0.84 tonnes per MWh of electricity. This is roughly equivalent to removing 53,000 cars from the road.
  • A viewing platform has been constructed and, as a community initiative, planting will display local indigenous plants with strong cultural significance to the local area. The viewing platform will be accessible to people with all abilities. The bush tucker garden is part of the construction of the viewing platform, which will be open to the community in the coming weeks.



View the previous CCC agendas, minutes and presentation slides below.

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