Project Timeline

Project Status

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

WinterbourneWind  recently installed additional wind monitoring equipment to define the wind regime at the site. The data collected from these instruments will support the detailed design of the project.

Winterbourne Wind 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

Scoping Report

Preliminary environmental assessment and community engagement work completed.  Scoping Report to be submitted to NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)

The Report is published on the Department’s website and the community is invited to provide feedback

View the Scoping Report on NSW DPIE website

June 2020

Late 2020

Establish CCC

Community Consultative Committee to be established.

The CCC will consist of an independent chairperson, community members, local government representatives, and members of the project team.

Late 2020

Mid 2021

Environmental Assessment

Detailed environmental impact assessment to be conducted, with report to be submitted to DPIE. As part of the process we will assess the visual and ecological impact of the wind turbines. When the EIS is published there is a 30-day period for the community to provide feedback.

Mid 2021

Late 2021

Development Approval

Development consent expected.

Late 2021

Mid 2022

Grid Connection

Offer to Connect expected.

Mid 2022

2023

Begin Construction

Construction expected to begin.

2023
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