Civil and Allied Technical Constructions (CATCON) were contracted to construct and commission the 20MW photovoltaic array, plus associated connections to the ACT power grid and other ancillary infrastructure. Royalla Solar Farm is located approximately 23km south of Canberra adjacent to the Monaro Highway. NGH Environmental were engaged by CATCON to provide ecological services throughout the construction of the project.
The Royalla Solar Farm was officially opened on the 3rd of September 2014. The key environmental outcomes of the project include:
- Minimised impact to Endangered Ecological Communities and threatened species.
- Successful reinstatement and rehabilitation of threatened species habitat.
- Successful rehabilitation of groundcover vegetation along disturbed areas of the 11kv underground cable route.