Transportation of wind turbine components
Over-size vehicles transporting turbine components commenced deliveries on 5 December 2016. Approximately 700 over-size loads of turbine components will be travelling from Newcastle, via the New England Highway to the White Rock Wind Farm project site. These permitted and fully escorted loads will follow a set route and schedule.
Please see here for the indicative schedule for deliveries.
Please see here for the over-size delivery and site access route map near Glen Innes.
Alternative access route via Ben Lomond
A further route option for over-size vehicles is now being used for access to the southern parts of the project site. Upgrade works have been undertaken on the route (route details below) prior to commencement of deliveries. The route will only be used when the weather conditions are suitable, if the weather conditions are not suitable, the deliveries will use the access route via the Gwydir Highway.
The route is approximately 32km from New England Highway to Kelleys Road, Maybole. The route exits the New England Highway to the north of Llangothlin and continues approximately 13km on Ben Lomond Road then on Maybole Road for a further 19 km before turning into Kelleys Road. It crosses three Local Government Areas, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell and Armidale.