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LAKE VICTORIA WIND FARM

Project Summary

 

LOCATION: Wentworth Shire, NSW
TURBINES: 200-210
TOTAL TIP HEIGHT: Up to 280 m
WIND TURBINE ROTOR Up to 200 m diameter
INSTALLED CAPACITY: Approx. 1.5 GW
ENERGY PRODUCTION: Approx. 5,200 GWh annually
HOMES POWERED: Approx. > 800,000 homes
GREEN HOUSE SAVINGS: > 3.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
SITE AREA: 41,600 ha
STATUS: Early Stages of Development

About the Project

The Lake Victoria Wind Farm is located on approximately 41,600 hectares of agricultural grazing and cropping land approximately 24 km northwest of Wentworth, NSW.  

The development will consist of up to 200-210 turbines with an installed capacity of approximately 1.5 GW.

This will provide power for around 800,000 average homes annually and reduce yearly carbon dioxide emissions by more than 3.3 million tonnes. 

Community Benefits

Once the wind farm is operational, a community fund will be established to share the financial benefits of the project.  

A Community Benefit Scheme (CBS) could be developed in consultation with the local community. WestWind Energy has committed to put a minimum of $2,000 per constructed turbine into a CBS annually.

Host Landholder Benefits

The wind farm will provide an annual income for all host landholders.

This economic boost to farmers enables them to secure supplementary income annually, for decades, through lease arrangements with the wind farm.

This income provides a stable addition to farming income and helps to counteract swings of commodity prices. This sustains the farming practice and diversifies farming revenue for years to come. 

The roads constructed for turbine access give landholders all weather access across their property which improves stock management practices and bushfire access.

Image of Bottle Tree Energy Park (wind farm) in Victoria, Australia.

Neighbour Benefits

Neighbour Benefits Sharing Programs provide an annual financial incentive for close neighbours of the wind farm so they can share in the economic benefits of the project across its operational lifecycle. Annual payments commence when major construction works are underway on the wind energy facility. Payments will continue through the life of the project until the wind turbines are decommissioned, typically in the 25-35 year range. The Program will be offered to neighbouring properties located within a consultation determined distance of proposed wind turbine locations with the level of payment calculated on proximity to the nearest constructed turbine.

Contact Us

If you would like to contact WestWind in relation to this project, please contact us at info@lakevictoriawindfarm.com.au or (03) 5421 9999. 

Fact Sheets

  • About the Project: The Lake Victoria Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm development northwest of Wentworth. It is an important clean energy initiative for New South Wales.

 

  • Community Benefits: Lake Victoria Wind Farm will invest a minimum of $2,000 per constructed wind turbine per year into Community Benefit Schemes so the local community shares the financial benefits of the project.

 

  • Electro Magnetic Inferference: Wind turbines can cause interference to satellite, radio and television services, but impacts are greatly reduced with careful planning and modern materials.

 

  • Get Involved: Community participation is vital for any major infrastructure development to be successful. Lake Victoria Wind Farm encourages local community members to get involved.

 

  • Landscaping: Eligible residents at dwellings with a view of wind turbines may be invited to participate in a potential landscaping program to reduce the visual impact of the turbines.

 

  • Wind Farm Noise: Wind turbines create a range of sounds. While technical improvements have greatly reduced the amount of noise produced, we are committed to understanding and sharing with you what to expect.