Coppabella Wind Farm
Coppabella Wind Farm is located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, approximately 30km west of Yass. The Wind Farm was originally a distinct precinct within the larger proposed Yass Valley Wind Farm. The project was renamed Coppabella Wind Farm to reflect the change from the original project scope and more accurately represent its geographic location.
The NSW Government has approved construction and operation of up to 79 wind turbines and related civil and electrical infrastructure.
Assessment Under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
As part of the planning and approvals process for the proposed modification to the Coppabella Wind Farm, a Referral has been submitted to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The draft Recommendation Report is now available on the Department of Environment and Energy website, see here. The draft report recommends the approval of the Coppabella Wind Farm, subject to conditions specified within the report.
The Department of Environment and Energy is inviting public comment on the draft Recommendation Report, see here. The public exhibition period for these submissions are 6 July to 20 July 2018.
In September 2017 Coppabella Wind Farm submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, an application to modify the Development Consent SSD-6698. This modification is required to enable optimum development, efficient operation and, competitively priced power to be provided into the National Electricity Market.
The associated materials can be found online at the NSW DPE major project register, see here.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to receive further information about the project.