Uungula Wind Farm

A proposed wind farm in the central western ranges of NSW.

Community Benefits

Making a significant contribution to the local community and economy of the Wellington region.

Creating value & opportunities through renewable energy

Uungula Wind Farm is a proposed development of up to 97 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on agricultural land approximately 14 km east of Wellington, NSW. The site is well suited to wind generation due to its reliable wind resource, low density of rural residential dwellings and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure.

Uungula Wind Farm will play an important role in increasing competition in the energy sector and reducing the market reliance on fossil fuel generation.

The proposed project capacity is approximately 400 MW, which would generate enough energy for over 170,000 homes* and would save over a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

*(Based on an average NSW household electricity consumption of 7.3 MWh annually.)

Planning and Approvals

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and development application were lodged with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in May 2020. The EIS was on public exhibition for 6 weeks.

Following the public exhibition and receipt of submissions, the project prepared and submitted the next required documentation for the project’s planning approvals. These are known as the Submissions Report (where the project presents, categorises and responds to each submission) and the Amendment Report (which describes any changes to the project since the EIS as a result of submissions, further studies or designs).

The project’s Submissions Report and Amendment Report are available online at the NSW Major Projects website (link below) and the DPIE have commenced their assessment of the project’s Development Application.

Project Timeline

Key milestones (those proposed in the future are subject to change)

Site Identification and Resource Monitoring

2008

Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA)

2011

Community Consultative Committee established

2013

Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements received

2016

Project extent revised, CCC re-established

2018

Environmental Assessment on Public Exhibition

2020

Development Approvals forecast

2020

Construction forecast to commence

2021

Forecast to be fully commissioned and operational

2023

Location

The proposed Uungula Wind Farm is located between Wellington, Gulgong and Mudgee, north of Lake Burrendong, New South Wales.

The map shows the location of the proposed wind farm.

Community Newsletter November 2020

Following public exhibition of the Uungula Wind Farm Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (May-July 2020) and receipt of submissions, the project has now prepared and submitted the next required documentation for

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Community Newsletter May 2020

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared and the development application has been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). The EIS will be on

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Community Newsletter June 2019

This newsletter provides the local community with an update on the proposed Uungula Wind Farm, which is a proposed development on agricultural land approximately 14 km east of Wellington, NSW. The

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