Wind farm community rights restored

Published 20th March, 2014 in Environment, Environment

The NSW Government has restored the community’s appeal rights in the development application process for nine current wind farm projects.

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Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard said the projects would be considered as State Significant Developments.

“The community can have confidence that their voices will be heard on wind farm projects in NSW and that projects will be assessed and decisions made at arm’s length from the government,” he said.

Under the transitional arrangements, the wind farm companies were given a deadline to provide an adequate environmental assessment.

Any elements of the assessment process that have already been undertaken will not need to be repeated. For example if the project has already been on public exhibition, it will not need to be re-exhibited.

The nine proposals are:

  • Yass Wind Farm
  • Crookwell 3 Wind Farm
  • Rye Park Wind Farm
  • Liverpool Range Wind Farm
  • Paling Yards Wind Farm
  • Rugby Wind Farm
  • Bango Wind Farm
  • Crudine Ridge Wind Farm
  • Uungula Wind Farm.

Flyers Creek Wind Farm, approved by the Planning Assessment Commission in the Central West, was the final wind farm proposal that complied with transitional Part 3A requirements.

Published 20th March, 2014 in Environment, Environment