Welcome to Barneys Reef Wind Farm
A new wind farm project in Australia
Interested community members are invited to drop in to our information booths at the Dunedoo and Gulgong Agricultural Shows in early February. To stay updated about our projects and future planned community consultation, register here for our mail list.
Socially responsible projects will be key to the success of the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone. We thank all who have provided feedback about the project and helped to shape a project which we hope will serve the community and support the future of the Central West.
Click here to read the latest project update for the proposed Tallawang Solar and Barneys Reef Wind Farms.
Click here to watch a recording of our online information session, held 23 February.
Technical and social assessments have taken place throughout 2021, and this year RES will be making submitting an EIS for both projects.
Local feedback has been a crucial part of the design of both projects, and ongoing engagement is sought to ensure that the projects capture and consider a range of views, values and perspectives within the community - now and into the future.
If you are unable to pop by our information stall on either show day, community members are encouraged to register to attend an online information session scheduled for February 23 at 5:30pm.
The Barneys Reef Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee will provide a forum for open dialogue between RES, representatives of the local community, stakeholder groups, and local councils on issues directly relating to the proposed project.
Want to contribute to your community?
We are looking for a mix of people who live locally or are members of a stakeholder group (community, environment, Aboriginal or industry) to participate in the committee.
Your role as a committee member is voluntary. For further information on Community Consultative Committees, please visit the NSW Government Planning Website.
Applications must be lodged by Monday November 8 and sent to the independent chairperson of the committee.
Independent Chairperson: Garry West
P: 0418 215 059 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Both projects are subject to an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as part of the NSW planning policy for state significant developments, which are currently being prepared. We are seeking your feedback and participation into this process over the coming months.
Both projects have now completed the scoping phase, with each project lodging a Scoping Report and application for SEARs to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in July 2021. Please click the image below to download the information sheet.
RES is currently assessing the feasibility of both Tallawang Solar Farm and Barneys Reef Wind Farm, and is undertaking some preliminary environmental studies. As part of this, RES is seeking feedback on the Projects from key stakeholders and local community members. Please get in contact if you would like to receive further information on both or either of the projects and/or would like to make a time to meet with members of the respective project teams.