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Proposed Hanging Rock/Nundle wind farm
Heard about a proposed Hanging Rock/Nundle wind farm? French company Engie proposes a $826 million large-scale wind plant, named Hills of Gold Wind Farm, with up to 65 x 230m high wind turbines and associated infrastructure on a 24km stretch of mountain range from Hanging Rock, to Head of Peel, Crawney Pass and Timor. A substation, transmission line and switching station would be required to transfer energy from the proposed project area to the 330kV transmission network.
Preliminary Environmental Assessment available here
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act referral here reference number 2019/8535
A Hills of Gold Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee has been formed and minutes are available below.
Community Consultative Committee Meeting #2 held on 18th September 2019 minutes here.
Community Consultative Committee Meeting #3 held on 10th December 2019 minutes here
Community Consultative Committee Meeting #4 held on 1st April 2020 minutes here
Community Consultative Committee Meeting #5 held on 6th May 2020 minutes here
Hills of Gold Preservation Inc was formed representing residents and landholders at Nundle, Hanging Rock, Bowling Alley Point, Head of Peel, Crawney Mountain, and Timor. Its current project is research and assessment of information regarding Wind Energy Partners Pty Ltd’s proposed Hills of Gold Energy wind farm. For further information contact public officer Teresa Eather firstname.lastname@example.org 0418 866 072 for a membership form. See website and Facebook
This is a State Significant Development because of its value (more than $30 million). Progress may be monitored on the NSW Department of Planning website Major Project Register. See here for assessment procedures for State Significant Developments and State Significant Infrastructure.
NSW Wind Farms Dept of Planning Major Projects team advised that although dated 2013 this map is still accurate as most of the wind farm assessments they have undertaken recently have related to modifications to existing projects.