Media Release: Wind Farm Open Days and Project Update

Wind Prospect CWP Pty Ltd will be holding two Public Open Days later this month for their respective wind farm developments in the region. On Tuesday 28th February a Public Open Day will be held for the Crudine Ridge Wind
Farm at Pyramul Hall, from 2.30 to 7.00pm.

The Crudine Ridge Wind Farm is located south of Pyramul, New South Wales, midway between Mudgee and Bathurst and could accommodate up to 106 wind turbines – enough to produce approximately 560 gigawatt hours (GWh) annually of clean, renewable energy, capable of supplying approximately 80,000 average homes across Australia.

On Wednesday 29th February a Public Open Day will be held for the Uungula Wind Farm at Goolma Community Hall, from 2.30 to 7.00pm. The Uungula Wind Farm is located between Wellington, Gulgong and Mudgee, north of Lake Burrendong and could accommodate over 250 wind turbines – enough to produce approximately 1,320 gigawatt hours (GWh) annually of clean, renewable energy, capable of supplying approximately 190,000 average homes across Australia.

Each Public Open Day will take the form of large scale displays, including a map of the respective wind farm, photomontages of the proposed project from a range of locations, and other information relating to what has been done to date and what is still to be done. A number of Wind Prospect CWP staff members will also be on hand to liaise with and answer questions.

Project Updates:

The Crudine Ridge Wind Farm was first announced in March 2011. On the back of strong local support for the project received during this period, both formally through response to our Public Opinion Surveys and informally through conversations with local members of the community, Wind Prospect CWP has progressed with the key assessments and community consultation. “We are now close to concluding our Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, which we are aiming to lodge with the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure in March this year. The Public Open Day in Pyramul will be an opportunity for us to display and discuss with local members of the community much of what will be included in the EA”, said Ed Mounsey, Wind Prospect CWP Head of Development.

Wind Prospect CWP’s other project in the area, the proposed Uungula Wind Farm is in early stage development. Since November last year representatives from Wind Prospect CWP have been meeting with residents surrounding the proposed project area to discuss plans and receive their feedback. “By holding an Open Day for the project at this early stage we are hoping to capture further feedback from the local community that will assist in shaping the project”, Mr. Mounsey concluded.

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