Project

Hills of Gold Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Hills of Gold Wind Farm

The Hills of Gold Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm development eight kilometres south-east of Nundle, New South Wales, with expected generation capacity of up to 420 megawatts. Once constructed, the wind farm is expected to supply up to 1,100 gigawatt hours per annum.

The project will involve the construction and operation of:

  • up to 70 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of up to six megawatts per unit
  • a 33kV/330kV onsite substation connecting to the existing 330kV TransGrid Liddell to Tamworth overhead transmission line network via a dedicated transmission line from the wind farm, and
  • planned upgrades to local roads and waterway crossings.

Key Dates

Jan 2022 Expected Construction Commencement

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2018 NSW DPIE declared the project a State Significant Development and issued environmental assessment requirements.
Nov 2020 ENGIE Australia and New Zealand acquired the project and indicated the Environmental Impact Statement was under development.
Dec 2020 The NSW Government placed the Environmental Impact Statement for the project on public exhibition, closing on 29 January 2021.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Project website
Hills of Gold Wind Farm
Media releases
2020/11/04