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Bodangora Wind Farm

The proposed Bodangora wind farm has an expected capacity of approximately 100 MW comprising around 33 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system of underground and overhead cables. Information sessions were held in the Comobella Hall on 2-3 September 2011.

Residents living near the proposed Bodangora wind farm were invited to an all-day bus tour from Wellington to the Woodlawn wind farm near Tarago, NSW, on Sunday, 8 July 2012.

The Project Application was on public display in the Wellington Shire Council between 8 June - 6 August 2012.

Project application documents are availableto viewon the website of the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure (the Department). 

Infigen received Project Approval from the NSW Planning Assessment Commission for the proposed Bodangora wind farm in August 2013. Project application documents are available to viewhere.

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Capital 2 WinD Farm

The proposed Capital 2 wind farm project will have an expected capacity of approximately up to 90 MW comprising 41 wind turbines. Capital 2 wind farm would form a significant addition to Infigen’s existing Capital Renewable Energy Precinct. The precinct currently consists the Capital wind farm (140.7 MW) and Woodlawn wind farm (48.3 MW). Construction of Capital 2 wind farm could improve economies of scale for Infigen’s operations in the area, thereby reducing operating costs on a per megawatt basis.

Infigen receivedProject Approvalfrom the NSW Planning Assessment Commission for the proposed Capital 2 wind farm in November 2011. Project application documents are availableto viewon the website of the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure. 

Modification

Infigen has lodged a request for modification to extend the existing planning permit. The modification request seeks approval to an administrative amendment to condition A4 of the Project Approval to extend the lapsing date by five years. In a policy secured renewable energy market, this extension will preserve the renewable energy and economic benefits of the approved Capital 2 wind farm project, and allow sufficient time for Infigen to review the approved project in line with changing turbine technology and market circumstances. The modification request is available to view on the website of the Departmenthere.

The Department will publicly exhibit the application for the Capital 2 wind farm project (MP10_0135 MOD 4) from Friday, 23 September 2016 to Monday, 10 October 2016.

The application will be made available at the following locations: 

  • Department of Planning and Environment (Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney, until 30 September 2016; and Information Centre 320 Pitt Street, Sydney, from 4 October 2016)
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (Bungendore office)
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (Queanbeyan office and the Nature Conservation Council)

 

Cherry Tree WinD Farm

The proposedCherry Tree wind farmreceived development consent for 16 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system of underground and overhead cables in November 2013. 

Information sessions were held on:

  • Sunday, 4 December 2011 - Whiteheads Creek Hall on Kobyboyn Road from 10 am to 4 pm

  • Monday, 5 December 2011 - Trawool Valley Resort from 11 am to 8 pm

Infigen invited an independent acoustic expert to answer any questions visitors might have about the various sounds generated by wind farms. The acoustic expert explained in layman’s terms the independent noise compliance testing procedures that must be undertaken at wind farms. He also described the various aspects of these noises and brought recordings from an operating wind farm of wind turbine sounds at various distances.

The Cherry Tree proposal was on public display at the Mitchell Shire Council in August 2012. The proposal comprises the Planning Report; Environmental Noise Assessment; Flora, Fauna, Habitat Hectare and Net Gain Assessment; Traffic and Transport Assessment; Shadow Flicker and Blade Glint Assessment; and Electromagnetic Interference Assessment. 

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TheVictorian Department of Healthpublished two documents on wind farms, sound and health:

Flyers Creek Wind Farm

The proposed Flyers Creek wind farm has an expected capacity of approximately 115 MW comprising up to 43 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system.

The Environmental Assessment (EA), and Infigen’s Response to Submissions received to the EA, can be viewed atNSW Department of Planning website. The Flyers Creek Planning Report can also be viewedat this weblink.

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Forsayth WinD Farm

The proposed Forsayth wind farm has an expected installed capacity of up to 75 MW, comprising around 25 to 30 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system of underground and overhead cables. Infigen received development consent for the proposed Forsayth wind farm by Etheridge Shire Council in September 2012. 

WALKAWAY 2 & 3 Wind Farms

The project is located near Geraldton, near Infigen's Alinta wind farm. The proposed Walkaway 2 & 3 wind farms have received development consent for a capacity of up to 400 MW in December 2008.

Woakwine WinD Farm

The project is located along the same ridgeline as Infigen Energy’s existing Lake Bonney wind farms. The proposedWoakwine wind farm has receiveddevelopment consent for 124 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system of underground and overhead cables.