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.

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

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

2020 - Mid 2021

Environmental Assessment

Detailed environmental studies are being completed now and until mid-2021. As part of the process we will assess the visual and ecological impact of the wind turbines. 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 - 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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