Project Timeline

Project Status

WinterbourneWind Pty Ltd submitted a Scoping Report to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in September 2020. This report provides preliminary information about the wind farm project and its potential impacts. In response, DPIE issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project in September 2020. The SEARs will underpin a detailed environmental assessment of the project, which will be documented in the project Environmental Impact Statement.

Based on the results of preliminary biodiversity, noise, visual, transport and other studies, and the results of extensive wind resource monitoring within the project area, we are refining the project layout to optimize project performance whilst minimizing potential impacts. WinterbourneWind is also working with host landowners, project neighbours, the Walcha community, Walcha and Uralla Councils, and regulatory stakeholders to understand concerns and incorporate feedback into the final project design.  

We expect to lodge the EIS for the project in early 2022.

Project Timeline

2009

Site Identification

Early project development and wind monitoring.

2009

2019

Project Acquisition

Wind Power Invest A/S, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global wind energy company Vestas, acquires a 95% project stake in WinterbourneWind Pty Ltd

2019

June 2020

Submit Scoping Report

A Scoping Report for the project was submitted to NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). The report incorporates results from preliminary environmental assessments and community engagement work.

June 2020

September 2020

SEARs Issued

The Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for this project were issued by DPIE, following consultation with local Councils and government agencies.
September 2020

Late 2020

Establish CCC

We have established a Community Consultative Committee (CCC) for the project. The CCC consists of an independent Chair, community members, local government representatives and project team members.

Late 2020

2020 - Early 2022

Environmental Assessment

Detailed environmental studies are being completed now and are expected to be complete in late-2021. As part of the process we will assess the visual, noise and ecological impact of the wind turbines, amongst other issues. The results will be incorporated into the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which will be submitted to DPIE. When the EIS is published there is a 30-day period for the community to provide feedback.

2020 - Early 2022

Mid 2022

Development Approval

Development consent expected.

Mid 2022

Late 2022

Grid Connection

Offer to Connect expected.

Late 2022

Mid 2023

Begin Construction

Construction expected to begin.

Mid 2023
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