The proposed Biala Wind Farm (the Project) is located approximately 8 kilometres (km) to the east of Biala and approximately 14.5 km to the south west of the township of Crookwell within the Southern Tablelands region of NSW. The project is located wholly within the Upper Lachlan Local Government Area (LGA).
The Project will span over approximately 1,936 hectares (ha) of rural agricultural land, however the Project footprint will only cover a small proportion of the total area (up to 5%). Currently the Project spans over 37 rural agricultural lots, which form part of four separate privately owned land holdings.
All existing, non-involved residential dwellings in the vicinity of the Project are located in excess of 2 km from proposed wind turbine locations, in accordance with the Draft NSW Planning Guidelines: Wind Farms, December 2011.
The Southern Tablelands region is a recognised region for wind farm developments for its favourable wind speeds and cleared agricultural setting. Results from ongoing wind monitoring assessments and proximity of the Project to existing transmission line networks has confirmed the overall viability of the proposed wind farm site.