Toowoomba Regional Council has approved the staged construction by Solar Choice of a 2 gigawatt solar plant on a 5,000 hectare site at Bulli Creek, near Millmerran. The billion dollar solar farm is planned to be built in multiple 100 to 500 megawatt stages over a period of eight years.

The completed project would dwarf Australia’s largest current solar projects at Nyngan (102 megawatts), Moree (57 megawatts) and Broken Hill (53 megawatts).

Managing Director of Solar Choice, Angus Gemmell, said that the Bulli Creek Solar Farm is one of a very small and select number of mega-scale solar projects that Solar Choice has strategically located at transmission nodes on broad-acre lands with high solar irradiation. Other proposed sites are at Collinsville, west of Proserpine in northern Queensland, and at Gannawarra, near Kerang in northern Victoria.