This project is in the early stages of development and we welcome your feedback. The purpose of this page is to highlight the thoughts, feelings, and discussion points of the community.
Wind Farm "Consultation" : 28th Sep 2011
The attached Media Release provides an update on what WPCWP have been doing in the region, and our plans for forth coming public consultation.
Media Release - September 2011
Project Newsletter #1 : 9th Dec 2011
WPCWP was in the area surrounding the Uungula Wind Farm from the 5th to 8th of December knocking on residents’ doors and delivering the first project newsletter. This newsletter provides the local community and interested parties with background information about WPCWP and the proposed development. Unfortunately we could not contact all residents in the area. If you would like to be kept up to date with the project please contact us directly or through our Public Opinion Survey, located under the “Have Your Say” page.
Newsletter - December 2011
Project Newsletter #2 : 20th Feb 2012
This is the second newsletter for the Uungula Wind Farm. It provides information about what will be displayed at Public Open Day #1 and in preparation of the Draft NSW Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms being incorporated, interest in community representatives for a Community Consultation Committee.
Newsletter - February 2012
Public Open Day #1 : 29th Feb 2012
A Public Open Day for the proposed Uungula Wind Farm was held on Wednesday, 29th February 2012 between 2.30 and 7.00pm at the Goolma Hall. The Public Open Day featured large scale displays, including a map of the proposed wind farm layout, photomontages and other information relating to studies that will be conducted over the next 12 months. A number of support staff from WPCWP were on hand to answer questions about the proposal and to receive your feedback.
To view the "Uungula Wind Farm - Area of Investigation" Poster, please view the "Milestones" page.
February 2012 Media Release
Project Newsletter #3 and Media Release : 1st May 2013
This is the third newsletter for the Uungula Wind Farm. This is part of our ongoing consultation keeping the community up to date about the development of the wind farm. The newsletter provides a project update, some early results of Environmental Assessment studies, Introduction to the Community Consultative Committee, updated map showing turbines, grid connection and access points, two photomontages showing how the wind farm could look from the east and western ends, and information about opportunties for landholders to participate in environmenal ofsetting the impacts of the project.
Newsletter April/May 2013
WPCWP @ 2013 Mudgee Small Farms Field Days : 12th Jul 2013
Wind Prospect CWP Staff participated in the 2013 Mudgee Small Farms Field Days. It was a great opportunity to meet up with the local residents and be available to present both the Uungula and Crudine Ridge Wind Farms.
Wind Farm Tours : 31st Aug 2013
Uungula Wind Farm landholders and nearby residents vistied the Gullen Range Wind Farm in construction as well as the operating Gunning Wind Farm. As well as seeing the construction and visual impact of the wind turbines first hand, the coach was stopped at disctances of 500 m, 1 km, and 2 km downwind from the operating wind turbines so tour participants could listen to the noise produced. Thanks to all who attended, it was a long day but we got a lot of constructive feedback.
Thanks also to Noel Chapman our bus driver from Gulgong for getting us there and back safely.
WPCWP @ Mudgee Green Day 2013 : 12th Sep 2013
Wind Prospect CWP Staff participated in the 2013 Mudgee “Green Day” organised by Mudgee Watershed Landcare. It was a lot of fun for the kids, teachers, parents and Sam Wilderbeek and Dan MacDonald. Local School kids built turbine rotors out of paddle pop sticks, cardboard, spoons, cups and paper plates and they tested them using a small DC motor and multimeter in front of a fan to see how they performed.
Community Consultation Committee : 25th Feb 2013
The Uungula Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee (CCC) met for the first time in February 2013 and will now continue to meet periodically. The purpose of the CCC is to provide a forum for open discussion between Wind Prospect CWP, the community, Local Government and other stakeholders. In particular, the CCC will provide a forum to:
Continue to establish good working relationships between the proponent and the community;
Provide an additional channel for ongoing communication and information dissemination;
Discuss community concerns and resolutions; and,
Advise on the allocation of Community Enhancement Funds.
If you are interested in getting a CCC member to contact you then please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be passed through to the committee members.
25/02/13 Meeting #1 Minutes
17/06/13 Meeting #2 Minutes
17/06/13 Meeting #3 Minutes (Draft)
Landowner Opportunity - Environmental Offsets : Expected Dec 2013
Wind Prospect CWP (WPCWP) is developing Uungula Wind Farm (UWF) located within the Wellington and Mid-Western Regional Council areas, NSW. As with all major projects, UWF will have an impact on biodiversity resulting from activities associated with the construction and operation of the wind farm. As a result, UWF is required to establish an environmental offset, to preserve ecological habitat on a like for like basis, in and around the project area, to be set aside and managed for conservation.
By participating in the BioBanking scheme, a landowner can benefit from a guaranteed income stream to permanently set aside and manage one or more selected areas of land for conservation. Opportunities also exist for landowners to sell land with the relevant biodiversity values, which would be set aside under the BioBanking scheme.
Biobanking - Expression of Interest Form