Friends of Grasslands

supporting native grassy ecosystems


PO Box 987

Civic Square ACT 2608

Phone: 02 62.. ....


Referral Entry Business Point
Environment Assessment Branch
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787



Dear Sir/Madam


Mugga Lane Solar Development, ACT

Reference number: 2012/6670


Friends of Grasslands (FOG) is a community group dedicated to the conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems in south-eastern Australia. FOG advocates, educates and advises on matters to do with the conservation of grassy ecosystems, and carries out surveys and other on-ground work. FOG is based in Canberra and its members include professional scientists, landowners, land managers and interested members of the public.


While FOG is sympathetic to the objective of building an ACT facility for generation of 2.2 MW of clean, renewable, photovoltaic power, it is concerned about the potential environmental impacts of the proposal for the following reasons:

For these reasons, FOG’s view is that this development should be a controlled action.


Sincerely yours




John Fitz Gerald



18 December 2012