Goldwind Australia are exploring the potential for a wind farm in the Hays Plain area, part of the South-West Renewable Enery Zone (REZ). Baldon Wind Farm would be located ~15 km north of Moulamein, ~55 km east of Balranald and ~75 km southwest of Hay in NSW. The project would sit within the Murray River and Hay Shire Council areas and is adjacent to the Edward River Council area to the east.
The project is located on two landowner properties where sheep farming is currently the dominant activity. Wind monitoring on site is underway and we are now undertaking detailed site investigations and surveys to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to apply for planning approval.
It’s anticipated that if constructed, the project could generate the equivalent to the amount of electricity required to power over 700,000 average NSW homes. The project would also deliver significant regional economic investment and local community benefits.
The project is at an early stage of development. We will be carrying out further community engagement throughout 2023 and are currently preparing the EIS which will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE).
To help us gain a getter understanding of community values, benefits and opportunities, as well as perceptions about the proposed Baldon Wind Farm we have created a survey. Click here to fill out this survey which will help to inform the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as part of the proposed project’s broader Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
The project is considered State Significant Development (SSD) under Schedule 1 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011. Consent is being sought under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979. A Scoping Report was submitted to DPE in 2022. The DPE has issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) which will be addressed in the EIS.
As part of the environmental assessment process, we are carrying out detailed site investigations including flora and fauna, heritage surveys, noise and visual impact assessment and traffic and transport studies. The results of these studies, as well as feedback from the community, will help us to refine the current preliminary layout of the potential wind farm.
If you would like to ask a question or request any further information, please fill out the form to the right. We will respond as soon as possible.