Greater Hume Councillors have granted the company hoping to build a solar farm in Jindera permission to lodge a development application with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
But it doesn't amount to support for the plan, councillors say.
Green Switch Australia hopes to create a 130 Megawatt, 519 hectare solar farm in Jindera, which will be connected by cable along Ortlipp Road to Transgrid's Jindera substation.
The company required council's consent, as the landowner of Ortlipp Road, to lodge the application with the state body.
Councillors unanimously voted to grant the company approval, but Cr Doug Meyer said the decision does not prelude council's support of the solar development.
"This isn't a vote in favour of solar... or against," he said.
"It's purely and simply procedural."
As the proposal is deemed of 'state significance' the development application will go before the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, but councillors will have the ability to support or object to the proposal during the assessment process.
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In a report to councillors prepared ahead of Wednesday night's council meeting director of environment and planning Colin Kane warned "failure to provide the requested owners consent could result in council becoming involved in legal action where there is every likelihood that a court would provide owners consent."
Councillor Tony Quinn said given legal advice received, there was no alternative to granting consent.
The permission came two days after a $29 million solar farm development in Corowa secured a power purchase deal with supermarket giant Coles.
Coles announced on Tuesday morning that it had entered into the deal with a proposed solar farm at Windmill Road, Bomen and another $29 million solar farm at Old Sydney Road, Marinna within Junee Shire Council.
Combined with the project in Redlands Road Corowa, which has already gained planning approval, the three new solar farms were forecast to create 240 new jobs during construction and 10 ongoing roles.
The agreement will see Coles purchase 70 per cent of the output from the three solar locations.
Construction is now due to start next month on the three solar farms, which will supply 10 per cent of Coles' power demand when the projects are connected to the grid by July next year.
The Corowa, Wagga and Junee projects, which were originally proposed by Terrain Solar, will now be built and operated by UK-based firm Metka EGN.
Metka EGN is ultimately owned by energy and metal manufacturing company Mytilineos Holdings.