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 project would have up to 117 wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a total capacity of approximately 400 MW, generating enough power for over 170,500 homes. The Project would save over a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is currently being prepared and a development application is expected to be lodged later this year. The EIS is expected to be released for public exhibition in late 2019. Public submissions on the EIS are welcomed and the community will be notified once it is released.
The Project Design has changed extensively in response to community feedback, environmental investigations, and technological advancements over time.
Recently we have made the decision to remove eight wind turbine generators (WTGs) from the design. This will reduce disturbance to the community during construction, ground disturbance, and impacts to visual amenity in the area. We have also relocated the concrete batching plant away from Twelve Mile Road due to noise concerns.
The Project will comprise up to 117 turbines up to 250 m in height with a rotor of approximately 170 m in diameter. See the map to the left for the revised Project Design.
The project team will be within the area regularly to answer questions, understand concerns and provide mitigations where appropriate to limit the impacts of the project on local residents.