Ramahyuck Aboriginal corporation hopes to build a solar farm at Longford

Ramahyuck is hoping to add to the regions growing reputation as a renewable energy hub. Pictured are chief executive David Morgan and general manager economic development Andrew Dimarco at the Longford farm.
Ramahyuck is hoping to add to the regions growing reputation as a renewable energy hub. Pictured are chief executive David Morgan and general manager economic development Andrew Dimarco at the Longford farm.

RAMAHYUCK District Aboriginal Corporation has joined the race to create a sustainable income stream through renewable energy, and is hoping to build one of the first grid-connected solar farms in Australia on Aboriginal land.

Chief executive David Morgan said the corporation's proposed medium-scale solar farm at Longford was expected to raise money to support a range of indigenous programs, and provide a "template" for other indigenous landowners to create income from marginal land.

Other Aboriginal corporations were already "keenly watching" what Ramahyuck was planning and were showing interest in going solar, he said.

"This is a way we can create a 20-plus year income stream to maintain a healthy, strong and vibrant Aboriginal community," he said.

For more read Friday's Gippsland Times.