Royalla, New South Wales facts for kids
New South Wales
|Population||834 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||800 m (2,625 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council|
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. The town was served by a railway station until 1975.
Australian Capital Territory
Confusingly, the adjoining part of the Australian Capital Territory is also known as Royalla.
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).
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