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Broken Hill solar plant viewing platform poses a $10,000 challenge

Cathlin Thurbon
Cathlin Thurbon
09 January 2017

In conjunction with the Broken Hill Art Exchange (BHAE), AGL has launched a Viewing Platform Art & Design competition, inviting artists, designers, architects and engineers to make the viewing platform for the Broken Hill solar plant a design and educational landmark.

Entries will be judged on criteria such as their demonstration of excellence in design, celebration of environmental practices, solar energy and innovation, contribution to Broken Hill’s artistic and cultural heritage, and practicality and feasibility of construction in line with the AGL Viewing Platform Requirements Brief.

Entries are open from Monday, 9 January 2017 until Friday, 3 March 2017. Four finalists will be notified from 7 March 2017 and will each receive a $1,000 assistance package to help develop a presentation of their design to a jury panel, which will be held at a public event on Friday, 24 March 2017. The finalists and winner of the $10,000 prize will be chosen by a panel of judges appointed by AGL and BHAE. The $1,000 People’s Choice award is to be nominated by the public through a popular vote and the winner will be announced at an awards night ceremony on Saturday, 25 March 2017.

AGL built the 140 hectare Broken Hill solar plant and now manages it on behalf of new owners - the Powering Australian Renewables Fund. The solar plant produces enough renewable energy to power 17,000 homes every year.

More details are available in our media release.