Australia’s largest wind farm has received approval from the NSW Government.
The $642 million Liverpool Range Wind Farm, located 100km north-east of Mudgee, will consist of up to 267 wind turbines and four substations.
The 1GW Epuron project has the potential to power around 380,000 homes.
It will take three years to build the project, which will span 36km from north to south and 20km east to west.
Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts said the State Significant Development would pour large amounts of money back into the Upper Hunter community.
“It will also offer community funding contributions of up to $800,000 a year through a voluntary planning agreement with Warrumbungle and Upper Hunter Shire Councils,” Mr Roberts said.
Epuron executive director Martin Poole thanked the community for supporting the project.
“We particularly thank the Community Consultative Committee, involved landowners, neighbours, local businesses and other community members, and both Warrumbungle and Upper Hunter Shire Councils, with whom we have worked over the years to progress the project to this point,” he said.
“After almost 15 years working on wind and solar projects around Australia, Epuron continues to be committed to the clean, new energy system that Australians, and importantly our children, expect and demand.”