Contact

Kristy Old
Development Manager – Bango Wind Farm
Tel: 02 4013 4640
Mob: 0416 932 549
Email: info@bangowindfarm.com.au

Mailing Address

CWP Renewables Pty Ltd
PO Box 1708
45 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Project Description

Bango Wind Farm will generate enough electricity to power over 64,000 homes

Bango Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm in the southern Tablelands approximately 45 km north of Yass, NSW. The project will comprise up to 71 wind turbines and associated infrastructure with a generating capacity of approximately 150 MW.

The wind farm was first publicly announced in 2011 and an Environmental Impact Statement was prepared in 2016. At that stage the project consisted of 118 turbines within both the Boorowa (now Hilltops) and Yass Council areas.  Following extensive community consultation, the project was revised in May 2017 to reduce the layout to 75 turbine locations. Of these, 71 wind turbine locations and associated infrastructure were approved by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments in mid-2018.

Planning and approval documentation can be found at the link below.

Planning and approvals

Location

Because of Australia’s excellent wind resource, generating electricity from the wind is feasible in a variety of locations throughout the country. However, not all locations or conditions are conducive to wind farm developments. A number of factors such as proximity to the transmission grid, access, ecology and archaeology, cultural significance, visual impact, and location of residential dwellings, must all be taken into account when evaluating the potential of a site.

The map shown to the left shows the locations of the 71 approved turbine locations for the Bango Wind Farm.

The project is being developed in accordance with the NSW Wind Energy Guideline (DPE 2016), including the Visual Assessment Bulletin and Noise Assessment Bulletin.

Benefits

Bango Wind Farm will play an important role in contributing to the local economy of the Yass Valley region which is experiencing a growth in renewable energy trades and qualifications. This large scale project would provide additional opportunity for construction and operation suppliers in the region.

The project would be operational for approximately 25 years providing around 10 full time jobs as well as numerous supply contracts and service opportunities throughout the project life cycle.

Timeline

Site Identification and resource monitoring

2009

Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA)

2011

Project public announcement and open day

2011

Community Consultative Committee established

2013

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public exhibition

2016

NSW Development Approval

2018

Commonwealth Approval

2018

Construction commences

2019

Fully commissioned and operational

2020

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