Dubbo Regional councillor David Grant says money is needed from either developers or the NSW government to handle the influx of solar farms in the region.
There are currently six more solar farms planned for the Wellington area. The biggest is the 300 megawatt Wellington North Solar Farm.
Cr Grant said he was worried about the affects of the new solar farms.
"I want to clarify that I am no against renewable energy but I believe we should be getting more than the odd $100,000 that is being thrown around by the developers of these solar farms," he said.
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"We need large investment into our infrastructure, in particular our roads, to ensure they are going to be capable of carrying the extra cars and trucks that will eventuate during the completion of these developments."
Council estimates if the six projects were all constructed across the next two or three years, there would be more than 1250 construction workers needed. To accommodate that workforce would require another 345 houses in Wellington.
The construction will also lead to additional cars and trucks using the roads, creating a need for road strengthening and widening.
Council wants solar energy farms to pay $3500 per MegaWatt generated from their development.
Cr Grant said if only one to two per cent of the value of the developments were invested back into council, it would equate to $13 to $26 million towards the roads.
"A number of the roads that are going to be used are barely wide enough for two cars to pass, let alone two trucks. I for one am not going to stand back and wait for an accident to occur, or worse still, a fatality," he said.
The councillor said businesses would benefit from the extra money being spent by the contractors, but that wouldn't equate to long term economic sustainability.
"If there was money to be invested into our local and regional roads, such as the Renshaw McGirr Way, Dunedoo Road and the road linking Wellington and Mudgee, it would provide safer roads for our local residents, but would also provide alternate routes for travellers who are travelling north to south or east to west," Cr Grant said.
Council will undertake consultation with stakeholders, such as those establishing he solar farms, the National Farmers Federation and the Department of Planning and Environment about the proposal.