Royalla, New South Wales

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Royalla
New South Wales
Royalla is located in New South Wales
Royalla
Royalla
Coordinates 35°30′25″S 149°10′05″E / 35.50694°S 149.16806°E / -35.50694; 149.16806Coordinates: 35°30′25″S 149°10′05″E / 35.50694°S 149.16806°E / -35.50694; 149.16806
Population 834 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2620
Elevation 800 m (2,625 ft)
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Royalla is a rural locality on the border of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The area takes its name from the nearby Mount Rob Roy, and was originally a railway settlement on the Bombala railway line known as Rob Roy and changed to the current name in 1905. Modern Royalla is a large rural locality east of the Monaro Highway which forms the border with the ACT and straddling two local government areas. The town was served by a railway station until 1975.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Confusingly, the adjoining part of the Australian Capital Territory is also known as Royalla.[2]

Solar farm[edit]

On 3 September 2014, Australia's then largest solar farm was officially opened there. The event was attended by Simon Corbell, the ACT's Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, and Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The plant features 83,000 solar arrays, and is rated at 20MWp. The farm was developed by the Spanish company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Census Quickstats: Royalla (State Suburb)". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 'Australia's largest' solar farm opens at Royalla south of Canberra, Jonathon Gul and Kathleen Dyett, ABC News Online, 3 September 2014