Planning and Approvals
Bango Wind Farm is a State Significant Development
Bango Wind Farm was first publicly announced in 2011 and a Preliminary Environmental Assessment was prepared for upwards of 100 wind turbines within the (then) Boorowa and Yass Valley Council areas. Due to changes in the energy market at the time, the project Development Application was not formally lodged and the project was transitioned to the State Significant Development process. In November 2015, revised Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) were issued. The Commonwealth Government also issued Environmental Assessment Requirements for the Project to be assessed as a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, using the Accredited Assessment approach.
In September 2016, the Environmental Impact Statement for Bango Wind Farm, with up to 118 turbines, was exhibited and public feedback sought. In response to submissions received, the project was reduced to 75 turbine locations via an Amended Development Application.
The project was approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission on 1 May 2018 for the construction of up to 71 wind turbines. For more details, view the NSW Independent Planning Commission Determination project summary for Bango Wind Farm.
Publicly Available Documents
NSW Government Approval
Administered under the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act). Publicly available documents include:
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Amended Development Application and Response to Submissions
- Recommendation to Planning Assessment Commission
- NSW Development Consent determination
All publicly available documents listed below can be downloaded from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment Major Projects website.
Commonwealth Government Approval
Administered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Publicly available documents include: