Planning and Approvals
CWP Renewables has been working with government agencies and the local community over several years to ensure that this project balances the social, environmental and economic needs of the local area.
NSW Government Approval
Bango Wind Farm was assessed as a State Significant Development under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The NSW Planning and Assessment Framework is described on the NSW Government website.
The project was approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission on 1 May 2018 for the construction of up to 71 wind turbines.
The next phase will include completing the required surveys, studies and management plans. Finance for the project will also be sought during this time, with a goal to commence construction of the Bango Wind Farm in early 2019.
For more details, view the NSW Independent Planning Commission Determination project summary for Bango Wind Farm. In their appraisal of the project, the Commission acknowledged the wide range of community views but found the project to be in the public interest.
Publicly Available Documents
All publicly available documents listed below can be downloaded from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment Major Projects website.
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Amended Development Application and Response to Submissions
- Recommendation to Planning Assessment Commission
- NSW Development Consent determination
Commonwealth Government Approval
We are currently working towards Commonwealth Government approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Publicly available documents include:
The process of developing, building and operating a wind farm project is very complex and requires careful consideration of all factors and interests involved. CWP Renewables’ strategy is focused on working in tandem with the community and the environment; to produce the most sensitive, efficient, and effective wind farm for the chosen site.
Each phase of the process requires the use of both in-house and external technical expertise to deliver the highest quality outcomes. The pages in this section describe the typical processes involved in the development and construction of a wind farm.
We believe the approach adopted by CWP Renewables and its parent companies has resulted in the very high level of planning success over the past 10 years. We expect to maintain this excellent track record for our current and future development sites.