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.
Early project development and wind monitoring.
Wind Power Invest A/S, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global wind energy company Vestas, acquires a 95% project stake in WinterbourneWind Pty Ltd
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.
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.
2020 - Mid 2021
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.
Development consent expected.
Offer to Connect expected.
Construction expected to begin.