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Mudgee Small Farm Field Days – 2022

Thank you, Mudgee!

More than 200 people visited the Vestas Piambong Wind Farm stall at the recent Mudgee Small Farm Field Days.

The project team was thrilled to see so many people from Mudgee and surrounds at the two-day event keen to learn more about the proposed Piambong Wind Farm and contribute information.

Most visitors lived or worked close to the proposed site and were keen to talk about the visual landscape, look at the interactive map and discuss potential employment opportunities.

As was the case at the June drop-in sessions in Mudgee and Gulgong, people are interested in learning more about the proposed locations of the wind turbines. However, turbine locations are yet to be finalised. 

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to say hi to the team and learn more about the project. Your contributions are valued and are helping us understand the local area.

More opportunities to share information

Vestas will host more community engagement opportunities in future months as the proposed wind farm progresses through the planning approval process. 

We look forward to speaking with more community members and learning from locals at our engagement events.  You can also complete our survey about the Wind Farm.

The planning process

Vestas is currently preparing a scoping report, which details the results of our early engagement and preliminary studies. The scoping report will be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), which will instruct Vestas about what the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the project must include.

We aim to commence the EIS towards the end of 2022 and are working to have this complete it in 2024. The EIS will then be lodged with DPE, which will place the EIS on public exhibition for a minimum of four weeks. During this time, all community members, stakeholders and government agencies will have more opportunities to have their say.

Learn more

If you would like more information, you can download our fact sheet and FAQs document.

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