The estimated construction costs for the total project is approximately $100 million (excluding GST). The estimated construction costs for the transmission line is approximately $21.4 million.
As a result of the Project exceeding $30 million, the Project is categorized as State Significant Development (SSD) under the NSW Planning System and will require the preparation of a detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for consideration by the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E).
Initial community and stakeholder consultation has been undertaken with the next stage in the Project being a request for Director General Requirements (DGRs) to be lodged with the Department. The DGRs will inform and provide the assessment criteria for the Project.
The diagram below generally demonstrates the process for the preparation of the EIS and submission of the SSD application.
|Request Director General Requirements for preparation of an EIS||
|Commence preparation of EIS||
|Submission of a SSD application to DP&E||
|Public exhibition of SSD Application|
The Woolbrook project is currently on hold until planning approval is obtained for Biala Wind Farm.