Capital 2 Wind Farm

Overview

Infigen Energy received Project Approval from the NSW Planning Assessment Commission for the proposed Capital 2 wind farm, subject to the conditions of consent.

The proposed Capital 2 wind farm has an installed capacity of 90-100 MW. The 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), Woodlawn wind farm (48.3 MW) and the Capital East solar photovoltaic and energy storage demonstration facility (0.1 MW). Project Approval for a proposed Capital solar farm (50 MW) was also received in December 2010.

The development of the Capital 2 wind farm would lead to significant investment in the regional economy. 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.

Project application documents are available to view on the website of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment (DPE).

A Staging Plan (under Condition A13 of the Capital 2 Wind Farm Project Approval) is available to view here.

Infigen lodged a request for modification to extend the existing planning permit (MP10_0135 MOD 4) . The modification request sought approval to an administrative amendment to condition A4 of the Project Approval to extend the lapsing date by five years. The Department approved the request for a modification on 12 May 2017. The modification request and approval documentation is available to view on the website of the Department here*.

* This is an external link. If the link is deactivated, please use the search facility available on the Department’s website

Community Consultative Committee

Expressions of interest are being sought for voluntary community members of a Community Consultative Committee (CCC) for the proposed Capital 2 wind farm development project. Up to seven positions are available for community representatives. The purpose of the CCC is to provide a forum for discussion between representatives of Capital 2 wind farm project, the community, the Council and other stakeholders on issues directly relating to the assessment, construction, and operation of the wind farm.

Ongoing community relations are also an important function of the committee. It is anticipated that the CCC will meet regularly for the life of the wind farm. Committee members will be appointed as individuals and will not be expected to represent specific organisations. Candidates will be selected to allow a broad cross-section of views to be brought to the committee.

For more detail on the CCC process and role of members please refer to the guidelines prepared by NSW DPE:

Community Consultative Committee Guidelines

The selection criteria for CCC members are:

  • Experience and confidence in providing feedback to the community and relevant stakeholder groups.
  • Resident in the local area with a broad awareness and knowledge of local issues.

To discuss the application process please contact the chair of the CCC (as appointed by the Secretary of the NSW DPE), Mr Peter Gordon on 0417 064 767 or peter.gordon@charterpoint.com.au.

Please note:

  • Membership of the CCC is on a voluntary basis.
  • Membership of the CCC will be approved by the NSW DPE.
  • Expression of interest nomination forms can be found on page 20 of the Community Consultative Committee Guidelines.
Application

You can send your application to:

  • Attention: Peter Gordon, Independent Chair
  • Subject: Capital 2 Wind Farm CCC – Expression of Interest
  • Email: peter.gordon@charterpoint.com.au
  • Post: PO Box 5519, Kingston, ACT 2604