Liverpool Range Wind Farm Update

As we draw to the end of a busy year for the Liverpool Range Wind Farm project, the Epuron team would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. There is already much work planned for next year including continuation of the consultation program that will feed into finalisation of the projects’ Environmental Assessment. Thank you for your continued support of this exciting project and your positive feedback.

A key milestone since our previous update is that Epuron has received notification of the Director-General’s Requirements (DGRs) for the project from the NSW Department of Planning in March 2011. The issuing of the DGRs is in response to our submission of the project’s Development Application and Preliminary Environmental Assessment earlier in the year. The DGRs set out the Departments key assessment criteria for the proposed wind farm and will contribute to the preparation of the project’s Environmental Assessment. There are a number of  detailed studies required by the DGRs to assess potential impacts of the project including noise, visual, traffic, ecological, heritage and a range of planning and statutory matters.

Various studies are currently underway to assess the proposed powerline easement route as part of the ongoing development works to connect the Project to the existing grid. The preferred connection location is at Transgrid’s existing 330kV Wollar-Wellington powerline located to the south of the site.

As we continue to capture data from the wind monitoring mast on site we remain confident there are good wind speeds across the project and a viable resource for the development of a wind farm. There are plans to further expand the wind monitoring program in the new year. This will see the placement of additional wind monitoring points including use of our new portable Sodar technology.

Feel free to download the latest proejct newsletter attached.

LVP_Newsletter DEC 2011.pdf