Uungula Wind Farm development approval issued – construction to start this year
Written by CWP Renewables |
Construction of the proposed Uungula Wind Farm near Wellington, in New South Wales’ central west, is one step closer with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issuing development approval.
Project developer CWP Renewables said construction of the Uungula Wind Farm was due to start by the end of the year, creating employment and investment in the region.
The wind farm is proposed to include 97 wind turbines and battery storage. With an approximate generation capacity of 400 megawatts, the proposed wind farm would generate enough electricity to power up to 200,000 average NSW homes.
CWP Renewables Project Manager Matt Flower said Uungula Wind Farm, located in the Dubbo Regional Council Local Government Area, would be built over two to three years.
“It will create 250 jobs during construction and 12 ongoing jobs once construction is complete,” Mr Flower said.
Mr Flower said the voluntary planning agreement with Dubbo Regional Council would include contributions to Council infrastructure plans, a community benefit fund and contributions to maintaining the local road network.
CWP Renewables Head of Development Ed Mounsey said CWP Renewables has worked closely with landholders, local residents and the Council through the planning assessment process, and has provided additional information requested by the NSW Government as part of its planning assessment and approval process for the project.