White Rock Wind Farm is located in the New England Tablelands approximately 20km west of Glen Innes and 40km east of Inverell. The wind farm is located at the junctions of the Glen Innes, Inverell and Guyra Shires. The wind farm is south of the Gwydir Highway.
The NSW Government has approved construction and operation of up to 119 wind turbines and the project is being constructed in stages.
Stage 1 of the project consists of 70 turbines, producing 175 MW of clean renewable electricity which is enough to power approximately 105,000 NSW homes annually. Stage 1 of the project is now operational.
Stage 2 of the project will consist of up to 48 turbines, producing up to 202 MW of clean renewable electricity. It is anticipated that construction of Stage 2 will commence in late 2018.
White Rock Wind Farm Open Day
Local community members are invited to take a bus tour to visit White Rock Wind Farm on Sunday 21st October. Buses will depart from the Old Railway Station – Lambeth Street Glen Innes. Buses are scheduled to leave every 20 minutes between 9am and 3pm and the tour will take approximately one hour. For more information see here or contact us.
The event will align with the ‘Wind Farm Open Day’, an initiative of the Clean Energy Council. White Rock Wind Farm will be one of ten wind farms across Australia opening to showcase their facilities to the general public. For more information on events at other wind farms, see here.
Community Fund application review now underway
The 2018 Community Fund invited applications from local community groups and organisations within 50 km of White Rock Wind Farm (see map here) that would like to apply for grants from the Fund.
The application period closed on Friday 14 September 2018 and successful applications will be notified in early November.
Glen Innes Severn Council (GISC) is administering the application process on behalf of WRWF. For all enquiries about applications or the process, please call Anna Watt at GISC on 02 6730 2317.
White Rock Wind Farm Stage 2 – modification application
To take account for emerging turbine technologies and improved efficiencies in site design, a modification application has been submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) for Stage 2 of White Rock Wind Farm. The modified design has been developed in parallel with further environmental assessments to minimise any increase in environmental impacts.
Following the public exhibition period and the receipt of public and agency submissions, a Response to Submissions Report has now been submitted to DPE.
All materials relating to the project modification application can be found on the NSW Major Projects Register. Hard copies of the modification application are available at the White Rock Wind Farm Shop Front.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the project.