Milestones are used to define the progress of a Project through its life-cycle. This page provides a brief description and forecast against the key planning and approval milestones in the development of Uungula Wind Farm.
Wind Monitoring Masts Installed : 25th Sep 2008
Wind monitoring equipment was installed on the site in 2008 and has been collecting wind speed data ever since. This long-term dataset has been used in efficient site layout design and reliable energy yield calculations.
Wind Farm announced : 1st Apr 2011
The announcement of the proposed Uungula Wind Farm was made by Wind Prospect CWP in April 2011.
Media Release - April 2011
PEA lodged with NSW Dept of Planning : 11th Mar 2011
The Preliminary Environmental Assessment has been accepted and lodged with the NSW Department of Planning. This is a necessary step so the Director General of NSW Planning can issue to us the Environmental Assessment Requirements which provide prescripted criteria the planning application should address.
Uungula Prelim Env. Assessment
Assessment Requirements Recieved : 14th Apr 2011
The Director General of NSW Planning issued the Director General Requirements for the preparation of the Environmental Assessment for the Project.
Additional Consultation Requirements Recieved : 16th Aug 2011
The Director General of NSW Planning issued additional requirements for consultation with the community during the preparation of the Environmental Assessment for the Project.
Additional Consultation Requirements
Update - Area of Investigation : 29th Feb 2012
A map of the area of investigation presented at the Public Open Day on the 29th of February, 2012.
Open Day Poster - Area of Investigation (3.4MB)
Update - Area of Investigation : 1st May 2013
A map of the area of investigation presented in Newsletter #3 of April/May 2013.
Newsletter #3 - Area of Investigation
Transition to State Significant Development : 19th Mar 2014
In March 2014, the Project was transitioned to the State Significant Development process under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This occurred as a result of the NSW Government repeal of Part 3A of the EP&A Act in 2011.
Revised PEA : 22nd Nov 2016
A revised PEA for the Project was prepared and submitted in November 2016 under the State Significant Development process, triggering the issuance of revised assessment requirements under Part 4 of the EP&A Act, and the EPBC Act.
Revised PEA 2016
Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements : 21st Dec 2016
In December 2016 the proponent received the NSW Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) and the Commonwealth Government Environmental Assessment Requirements. The Project will be asessed as a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, using the Accredited Assessment approach.
Uungula Wind Farm - SEARs 2016
Uungula Wind Farm - MNES EARs 2016
Environmental Assessment : Expected Early 2018
In 2013 a draft Environmental Impact Assessment was submitted to the NSW Government for an adequacy review, under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. After Part 3A of the EP&A Act was repealed and the Project was transitioned to the State Significant Development Process, the Project was required to reinitiate the assessment process.
All planning documentation can be found on the NSW Government Major Project website.
Once the various studies have been completed and extensive consultation has been carried out with local residents and stakeholders, a comprehensive Environmental Assessment is compiled and submitted to DPE for assessment under the EP&A Act.
Public Exhibition of the Environmental Assessment : Expected Mid 2018
The Environmental Assessment for the wind farm will go on public exhibition for 60 days. Hard copies will be on public display at local councils and libraries. Electronic copies will be available through the Department of Planning website - www.planning.nsw.gov.au