In response to significant advancements in wind turbine technology (e.g. new, more efficient turbines) a modification to the Development Consent was sought in April 2020 with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).
DPIE ran their statutory consultation process from Wednesday, 13 May for 21 days until Wednesday, 3 June.
Using the latest turbines allows the project to generate more electricity from fewer turbines, powering more homes with clean energy.
The Modification Application is available for download or viewing via the NSW Major Projects website.
A Response to Submissions (RTS) Report was prepared that documents how the issues raised in submissions received from the public, government agencies and organisations have been considered and responded to.
In response to submissions made during the public exhibition period, ongoing consultation with landholders and government agencies, and progression of the Project’s detailed design, further revisions were made to the Modified Project.
An Amendment Report that outlined and assessed the further clarifications to the Approved Project was prepared at the same time as the RTS, as well as a later report (Amendments Report No. 2).
The RTS and Amendment Reports are available for download or viewing via the NSW Major Projects website.
The modifications to the Development Consent included:
- the removal of 15 wind turbines from 92 to 77;
- an increase to the wind turbine tip height to a maximum height of 200m (from 157m);
- revisions to the Development Corridor to accommodate the revised indicative Development Footprint; and
- the selection of a Preferred Transport Route.