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. This would result in up to 300 MW of renewable electricity being generated depending on the turbine model selected.
Stage 1 of the project will consist of 70 turbines, producing 175 MW of clean renewable electricity which is enough to power 75,000 homes annually. Construction of Stage 1 commenced in May 2016 and the wind farm will be operational in the latter half of 2017.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the project.
Alternative project access route via Ben Lommond
A further route option for over-size vehicles is being considered for access to the southern parts of the project site. Preliminary investigation and consultation with local councils and RMS is currently underway.
The route being considered is approximately 32km from New England Highway to Kelleys Road, Maybole. It crosses three Local Government Areas, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell and Armidale. The route exits the New England Highway to the north of Llangothlin and continues approximately 13km to Ben Lomond on Ben Lomond Road, then a further 19km to the Maybole locality. The route is being considered for over-dimensional vehicles only and is regarded as more suitable than the currently available access route. If selected this route would start to be used from May 2017. For more information see the fact sheet here.
Transportation of wind turbine components
Blade deliveries and other turbine components to the White Rock Wind Farm project site will be ongoing to mid 2017. See here for more details on the delivery route and schedule.