Uungula Wind Farm is a proposed development of up to 249 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on agricultural land between the towns of Wellington and Gulgong, NSW. The site is well suited to wind generation because of the reliable wind resource and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure.
The Project was publicly announced in March 2011 and following detailed feasibility studies a draft Environmental Assessment was submitted to NSW Government for adequacy review in 2013. The Project was transitioned to the State Significant Development (SSD) process after Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 was repealed. In 2016 a revised Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Project was submitted and Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) were received from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in January 2017. The Commonwealth Government also issued Environmental Assessment Requirements for the Project to be asessed as a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, using the Accredited Assessment approach.
A revised Environmental Assessment is currently in preparation. All planning documentation can be found on the NSW Government Major Project website.
The Project is being developed by CWP Renewables, on behalf of Uungula Wind Farm Pty Ltd (the Proponent). Both the Proponent and CWP Renewables are Australian registered companies. For more information on the above companies please visit the "About Us" section of this website.