HAVE YOUR SAY ON NEW PLANS FOR REGION’S THIRD WIND FARM

Plans for the construction of a third wind farm in the Northern Tablelands are steaming ahead, with Glen Innes Wind Farm developers submitting an updated proposal to the NSW Government.

The public are encouraged to comment on a modification to planning consent application by developers Nexif Energy which is now on display on the NSW Major Projects register.

The plans indicate that the proponents are updating the approved wind farm project, asking permission to build larger, more efficient turbines – similar to the White Rock and Sapphire projects nearby.

The updated application seeks approval for turbines that are 21 metres higher, with blades 8.5 metres longer than originally proposed. This would add an extra 32 per cent to the size of the rotor’s rotation, delivering significantly more power than before.

The NSW Government’s planning department is evaluating the taller towers and larger blades for the project, located on the eastern side of the White Rock Wind Farm, for any additional impact on the environment and neighbours.

Details of the project’s submission and options for comments are available online at the NSW Government’s Major Projects portal www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=817

Submissions open today and close on Thursday, 31 August.