Biala Wind Farm

The proposed Biala wind farm is a 31 turbine wind farm located approximately 8km east of Biala and 14.5km south west of Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. The planned wind farm is owned by Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (Australia) Holding Pty Ltd (BJCE Australia) who also have a 75% interest in the nearby 73 turbine Gullen Range Wind Farm and 10MW Gullen Solar Farm.

The Biala wind farm is expected to have an installed capacity of approximately 100MW producing enough electricity for approximately 46,000 typical homes on an average day of wind.

BJCE Australia intends to begin construction of the wind farm in mid 2018 with electricity being generated in the second quarter of 2019.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or if you would like to provide feedback or lodge a complaint about the proposed wind farm.

 

News

The latest wind farm news is below. You can view archive news here and download our newsletters here.

News Update 21/05/2018:Biala Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee Meeting

The next Biala Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 12pm in Gunning. Further enquires regarding the CCC meeting can be directed to Chairperson, Nic Carmody on 0429 354 582.

 

News Update 17/05/2018:Transmission Line

The Development Approval for the wind farm does not include the infrastructure required to connect the wind farm to the electricity network. For this reason, a new development application was submitted to Upper Lachlan Shire Council in November 2017 for an underground 33kV electricity connection to the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm substation in Bannister. An extension to the Gullen Range Wind Farm substation is part of the application. The Statement of Environmental Effects submitted with this application can be found here. The Statement of Environmental Effects sets out what we are planning to do and assesses any impacts to the environment.

 

News Update 9/05/2018: Crookwell Devils secure much-needed funds from Biala Wind Farm

Crookwell Devils senior and ladies rugby league team has secured $5,000 in funding from Biala Wind Farm allowing both teams to run out this season in brand new jerseys.

 

News Update 3/05/2018: May Community Update

May Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update 27/04/2018: New Project Update Available

The main reason for this update is we wanted you to know the additional information we have provided to the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) is now on public exhibition.
Download update here.

 

News Update 26/04/2018: Local Road Upgrades Begin

Work is underway to replace seven culverts on Kiala Road, between Range Road and Crookwell. Traffic controls will be in place until expected completion in the middle of May. These upgrades are part of the development approval requirements for Biala Wind Farm. It’ll be great for all to have less dips on Kialla road.

 

News Update 17/04/2018: Transmission Connection DA on Exhibition

The development application for the Biala Wind Farm Transmission Connection is currently on exhibition through Upper Lachlan Shire Council until the 15th May 2018.

For more information https://www.upperlachlan.nsw.gov.au/da-122/2017-biala-wind-farm-transmission-connection

 

News Update 17/04/2018: April Community Update

April Community Update now available to read and download here.

 

News Update 17/04/2018: Transmission Line Development.

On 11th April we made our supplementary submission to Upper Lachlan Shire Council for the transmission line development. This submission is intended to address the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s request for further information, as detailed in the deferral notice issued by the panel. The Council will now assess our submission and produce a supplementary report which will be submitted to the panel. Following this, the panel will review the Council’s supplementary report and then schedule a new hearing date to determine the Transmission Line DA. Our supplementary submission can be found on our ‘Project Approvals and Documents’ page.

News Update 16/03/2018: Joint Regional Planning Panel review deferred.

News Update 28/02/2018: Energy Minister admires co-located solar and wind farm during Gullen Range visit