The Baldon Wind Farm team recently attended the Moulamein Heritage Village community event in Moulamein to discuss the Baldon Wind Farm project.
Baldon Wind Farm is in early stages of development, with work started on detailed environmental site surveys and indicative project design. The project would be located on the Hay Plains in NSW, approx. 13km north of Moulamein, 55km east of Balranald and 75km southwest of Hay. The project lies withing the South-West Renewable Energy Zone (SWREZ) and could include 150-200 turbines.
The Celebrate Moulamein Festival was organised by the local community in response to many cancelled events (covd, recent flooding etc) over the last years. The event had much to see and do with food and drink, train rides, live music, entertainment for children and display from the local Car Club and Emergency Services.
Community and Economic Benefits
The project would bring significant investment into the local area, particularly during construction of the wind farm. Economic benefits would include job creation, opportunities for local business and flow-on benefits. Once the project is operational, benefits would continue with long term jobs, ongoing operations and maintenance contracts and the establishment of community benefit sharing initiatives.
We are keen to hear from the community how the project could maximise benefits for the local community. Please fill out our online Feedback Form or you can contact us directly using the form at the bottom of this page.
Copies of the published and distributed newsletters can be downloaded in PDF format below:
- Project Introduction, Feb 2022
Thank you to all who attended the community drop-in information sessions at Moulamein Bowling Club on 23rd and 24th February, 2022.
You can also provide comments on what you value the most about your community, any concerns or feedback through our online Feedback Form or you can contact us directly using the form at the bottom of this page.
All feedback received, whether at information sessions or via the Feedback Form, will be considered in the design of the proposed project and inform future methods and scope of engagement with the local community. The community feedback and our response will be summarised in the EIS to be submitted to the DPE. We always welcome any suggestions you may have about how we might better engage with the local communities in the area.
Community Consultative Committee
A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) will be established prior to the start of construction to keep the community involved on the progress of the project. The purpose of the CCC is to provide a forum for open discussion between representatives of the project, the community, councils and other stakeholders.
If you are interested in being a part of the CCC, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
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.