Bango Wind Farm
Proposed development of up to 71 wind turbines and associated infrastructure in NSW
Positive effect on the local economy
Creating value & opportunity through renewable energy projects
The Bango Wind Farm is a proposed wind energy project near Boorowa, NSW, situated approximately 45 km north of Yass. The Project received approval from the NSW Planning Assessment Commission in May, 2018.
The Project will consist of up to 71 wind turbine generators, 56 kms of internal access roads and electrical reticulation, a substation, switching station and 5 kms of 132kV transmission lines.
Wind farms can deliver a wide range of community benefits in regional areas. For example:
- The estimated annual greenhouse gas savings from the Project is 515,088 tonnes of CO2 equivalent
- The project will have a positive effect on the local economy through increased demand for local goods and services during the feasibility, construction, and operation phases of development
- The creation of temporary employment demand during the construction phase of the development; and permanent jobs during the lifetime of the wind farm
- Contribution to the Federal Government’s expanded Renewable Energy Target (RET) of 20% by 2020
- Additional energy supply to help meet the growing demands across NSW and the Eastern seaboard
(those proposed in the future are subject to change)
Site Identification and resource monitoring
Preliminary Environmental Assessment lodged
Project public announcement and open day
Community consultative committee established
Environmental Assessment on public exhibition
NSW development consent
Fully commissioned and operational
Landowner Opportunity – Environmental Offsets
An environmental offset will be established for Bango Wind Farm to offset the environmental impacts associated with construction and operation of the project. Offset areas will be located in and around the project area and will be set aside and managed for conservation.
In NSW the preferred environmental offset mechanism is the Biodiversity Banking Offset Scheme (BioBanking) operated by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). BioBanking brings together landowners who have native vegetation and fauna on their property and project developers.
By participating in the BioBanking scheme, a landowner can benefit from a guaranteed income stream to permanently set aside and manage one or more selected areas of land for conservation. Opportunities also exist for landowners to sell land with the relevant biodiversity values, which would be set aside under the BioBanking scheme.
Click on the links below to download a 2 page summary of what BioBanking is all about and a checklist of vegetation communities we are looking for. If you think you have some suitable land, please send the form back to us (post/fax/email) and we’ll be in touch!
It was announced on the 1st of May 2018 that the Bango Wind Farm has been approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission. Approval has been granted for the construction…Learn More