AGL Energy has approvals in place to develop the Silverton Wind Farm Project as part of AGL's commitment to build a sustainable energy future for all Australians.
Extension Application to the original Development Approval.
Silverton Wind Farm applied for an extension to the original Development Approval and this was granted on 11th April 2014. The Development Approval is now valid until 24th May 2016.
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has reaffirmed its commitment to continuing development activities for the Silverton Wind Farm during a local Community Consultative Committee meeting on Thursday, 25 February.
Silverton Wind Farm is located in the Barrier Ranges of NSW, with its south-western boundary approximately five kilometres north of Silverton and approximately 25 kilometres north-west of Broken Hill. The placement of turbines would be located over the Mundi Mundi Range in the southern portion of the site and Mount Robe Range in the northern portion of the site.
Silverton Wind Farm Developments has finalised and submitted a Development Application to the NSW Department of Planning, as required under Part 3A of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The Environmental Assessment went on public exhibition between 1 October 2008 and 3 November 2008.
Silverton Wind Farm Developments considered the issues raised in the submissions received from the public exhibition period and prepared a Preferred Project and Submissions Report to respond to these issues.
Following public exhibition of the Silverton Wind Farm Environmental Assessment, the Department of Planning provided the submissions received to Silverton Wind Farm Developments to respond to the issues raised in accordance with Section 75H of the NSW Environmental and Planning Assessment Act 1979. Silverton Wind Farm Developments has considered the issues raised in the submissions and has prepared a Preferred Project and Submissions Report to respond to these issues.
This Report had a dual purpose:
The Minister provided Concept Approval for the Silverton Wind Farm, comprising the construction, operation and decommissioning of up to 598 wind turbines and associated infrastructure
On 13 May 2009, under Section 75 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth), Stage 1 of the Silverton Wind Farm was declared to be "Not a Controlled Action".
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