Normanton Solar Farm Location
The Normanton Solar Farm partners are currently constructing a 5MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power station at Normanton, in Queensland’s Gulf Savannah region. Normanton is a very remote, tropical location, in the South East corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria, with a population of 2,200.
The Normanton Solar Farm is at Lilyvale, a degraded ex-grazing property 5 km south of Normanton in Queensland’s Gulf Savannah region.
Normanton is the main service centre of the Gulf Savannah region, with a population of around 2,200. Karumba, 70 kilometres by road to the north west, is the region’s private sector hub. It hosts an active export port, mine processing and export facilities from the world’s second largest zinc mine (Century), a substantial fishing fleet and marine industry, as well as a booming tourism industry based on recreational fishing and Gulf access.
Normanton is located in a testing tropical environment, experiencing monsoonal floods, cyclones, electrical storms and regular high temperature events.
The region has been assessed as having a strong economic development potential, and a recent report concluded that “this [recent] wave of industry and Government investment is a clear signal that the region is likely to experience significant economic and population growth in coming decades ”.