MALLEE WIND FARM

About the Project

The Mallee Wind Farm is a renewable energy project in the Wentworth Shire with a generation capacity of up to 1 gigawatt and featuring a containerised battery energy storage system.

The wind farm is proposed within the NSW South-West Renewable Energy Zone and would deliver clean electricity to the National Electricity Market via EnergyConnect, a proposed interconnector linking the NSW, South Australian and Victorian electricity transmission networks.

The wind farm has the potential to power over 450,000 Australian homes and offset the emission of up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

Mallee Wind Farm

Overview

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Why this site?

The proposed site has an excellent wind resource and the land where turbines are proposed is relatively flat and cleared.

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Wind farm

The wind farm would consist of wind turbine generators, typically spaced 500–1,000 metres apart, and connected via underground cables.

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Battery

A containerised battery energy storage system would be built within the wind farm enabling electricity to be stored and then exported as needed.

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Local sourcing

We are committed to engaging with local workers and suppliers of goods and services wherever possible and will set targets to measure our achievement of this.

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Traditional Owners

Our focus is on engaging the Traditional Owners of the land and businesses to support the project construction and operation.

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Benefit sharing

We are committed to supporting the local communities and businesses. A community fund will be established for the life of the project.

Location

The proposed Mallee Wind Farm site is located approximately 16 kilometers to the north-east of Buronga in the Wentworth Shire and is within the NSW South-West Renewable Energy Zone.

Mallee Wind Farm indicative layout

Planning

The project is considered a State Significant Development and will require development consent under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act).

The development application is to be accompanied by a detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will include comprehensive assessments identifying the impacts of the project and how to best manage these impacts.

A detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) will be prepared as part of the EIS. The SIA will include a comprehensive community engagement program and be prepared following the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) Social Impact Assessment Guideline for State Significant Projects (2021).

The project may also require approval under the federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Mallee Wind Farm
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Status

The project is in the early stages of development and must undergo a rigorous planning and assessment process, with extensive community consultation to be undertaken.

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Community-consultation

Consultation

We encourage all stakeholders and community members to get involved in consultation prior to a formal development application being submitted to planning authorities.

Social Impact Assessment Survey

Fill in this survey to share your concerns and views on the proposed project.

 

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The drop-in session was held on Tuesday, 23 August at the Midway Centre near Buronga.
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Spark Renewables announces proposed Mallee Wind Farm and launches community consultation
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Project Documents

Timeline

Initial identification completed, consultation ongoing

Step 1

Project identification

Initial identification completed, consultation ongoing

2022

Step 2

Community Consultation and Preliminary Studies

2022

2023

Step 3

Submission of Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement

2023

2024

Step 4

Development consent

2024

2025

Step 5

Financial investment decision

2025

2025-2026

Step 6

Construction

2025-2026

2027 onwards

Step 7

Operations

2027 onwards

Work With Us

Register your details - employment & supplier opportunities

We will contact all businesses and individuals that have registered their details to discuss potential opportunities if the project is approved and proceeds to construction.

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