Bodangora Wind Farm
The proposed Bodangora wind farm has an expected capacity of approximately 100 MW comprising around 40 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.
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.
Cherry Tree WinD Farm
The Cherry Tree wind farm is in early stages of development with a forecast installed capacity of 50 MW.
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 proposalwas 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.
TheVictorian Department of Healthpublished two documents on wind farms, sound and health:
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.
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 20 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.