News Archive

 

May 2nd, 2017

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Please note that Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance involving cranes. From 3rd May to 5th May, a crane will be delivered to site consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along the Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road, Range Road, Bannister Lane and Storriers Lane to Bannister.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

April 2nd, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm has updated its Out of Hours Works Policy. It describes the procedure that will be followed if certain types of maintenance works, such as the use of a crane, need to be performed outside of normal hours. You can download it here.

 

April 2nd, 2017

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Gullen Range Wind Farm will be performing maintenance on one of the turbines north of Bannister commencing Tuesday, 4th April. The works will be of three weeks duration. From 4th April to 7th April, a crane will be delivered to site, consisting of approximately twenty semi-trailer deliveries. Oversize deliveries will also occur in the week commencing 10th April. These deliveries will follow the approved delivery route from Goulburn along Crookwell Road to Crookwell and then Kialla Road and Range Road towards Grabben Gullen.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please monitor our website for further updates.

 

March 30th, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm is happy to announce that its Community Fund grant has been used to successively upgrade Grabben Gullen Community Hall. You can read more about the impressive hall upgrades in the Crookwell Gazette’s article below:

Grabben Gullen Community Hall Upgrades

If you would like to find out more about our Community Fund grants, click here.

 

March 25th, 2017

Breadalbane Community Hall Committee were recently able to purchase a community mower with the funds from both the Gullen Range Wind Farm ($4500.00) and the Australian Government’s Volunteer Grants Initiative. The Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s Mayor, Brian McCormack commented on the grants saying, “Grants such as these assist groups like the Breadalbane Hall Committee to carry out their important work in the community”. You can read more about the community mower in the Crookwell Gazette’s article below:

Breadalbane Community Hall Committee’s community mower

If you would like to find out more about our Community Fund grants, click here.

 

March 24th, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017/2018 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Funding Round. The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm. For this year’s round of funding, approximately $70,000 has been made available to the Community Fund. To find out more about the Community Fund and how to apply, click here.

 

March 24th, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 2nd March 2017 Minutes

 

March 9th, 2017

Gullen Range Wind Farm recently sponsored the 2017 Rose Bowls Tournament at Goulburn’s Railway Bowling Club. This competition attracted more than 170 bowlers and was a great success. We are very proud to be part of this local event and will also be a sponsor in 2018. You can read more about the Rose Bowls Tournament by clicking on the link to the Goulburn Post’s article below:

2017 Rose Bowls Tournament

 

March 6th, 2017

You can download the latest CCC Meeting Minutes on the link below:

CCC Meeting: 23rd November 2016 Minutes

 

February 23, 2017

We are excited to announce that Gullen Range Wind Farm produced enough energy in 2016 to power 79,966 homes! This number is calculated by taking the average daily output of the wind farm over the year and comparing it to the daily average consumption of electricity by a typical home.*

* Based on 18kWh per house sourced from https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/benchmark using inputs of: 2580 postcode, 3 people per house, no pool, no gas

 

October 31, 2016

Winners of the Community Open Day Colouring-in Competition 2016

Thank you to everyone who has sent us their very impressive colouring-in sheets!

We are happy to announce the winners of the following age categories, who will each receive a $40 gift voucher:

Kindergarten* - Ada Dunn

Kindergarten* – Ada Dunn

Infants (1 to 2)

Infants (1 to 2) – Charlie Colley

Primary (3-6) - Mikeely Gray

Primary (3-6) – Mikeely Gray

*Please note that our Preschool age category has been replaced by a Kindergarten age category, as we did not receive any preschool entries.

 

October 28, 2016

Media Release – Crookwell Primary Schools Blown Away by Visit to Wind Farm

Pupils from Crookwell Public School and St. Mary’s Primary School, Crookwell were energised by their recent visit to Gullen Range Wind Farm, the largest operating wind farm in New South Wales. In total, 73 pupils from both schools were given the opportunity to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to be up close to a wind turbine and learn more about renewable energy.

We look forward to hosting more school visits in the future. We encourage local schools to get in touch with us about visiting our wind farm. Please read the following announcement below:

October 7, 2016

Media Release – Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Open Day 2016

Gullen Range Wind Farm will be holding a Community Open Day from 11am to 3 pm on Sunday, 16th October. The family friendly Open day will be a great opportunity for the community to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to get up close to a wind turbine and find out more about wind energy at NSW’s largest operating wind farm. Please read the following announcement below:

Media release – Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Open Day 2016

 

September 27, 2016

We’ve just launched our newly designed website.

 

September 22, 2016

Community Open Day 2016

Gullen Range Wind Farm is holding a Community Open Day on Sunday, 16th October. The Open Day is a great opportunity to visit the largest operating wind farm in New South Wales. Visitors will be able to see how a wind farm operates, experience what it’s like to get up close to a wind turbine and find out more about wind energy. The Open day will feature a mini-tour of the wind farm, face painting, children’s crafts and competitions, a BBQ and refreshments. You can catch a bus from Crookwell or drive yourself.

For more information about the day, click here.

 

September 1, 2016

The Clean Energy Program (CLEP) is now fully operational

The Clean Energy Program (CLEP) forms part of the Community Enhancement Program, which can be downloaded here. The CLEP was revised in 2016, following feedback from applicants. The revised CLEP began operation on 1st September 2016.

If you have not already applied for the program yet, then we recommend you get involved. Under Stage 1 of the program, if you are eligible, you will receive an energy audit of your house. Under Stage 2 of the program, eligible residents will be able to apply for a grant of approximately $6500 to make energy efficiency improvements to their house. This might include installation of a solar hot water service, a solar PV system, wall insulation or better insulated windows.

For more information about CLEP, please click here.

 

August 16, 2016

Notification to Residents – Maintenance Works and Associated Traffic Movements

Please note Gullen Range Wind Farm is carrying out maintenance works involving cranes between Monday, 16th August and Friday, 30th September. The works will require a number of traffic movements on local roads. The traffic movements associated with the works are outlined below, however, please note that dates are indicative only. Please refer to www.gullenrangewindfarm.com for up to date information.

  • Movement of mobile cranes from the Hume Highway to the Bannister area of the site via Crookwell and Kialla Road. This will consist of 15-20 large roads and is expected between 19th and 23rd August.
  • Movement of mobile cranes from Bannister to Pomeroy. The date for this movement has not been fixed.
  • Potential delivery of three wind turbine blades in early September. Further notice will be provided regarding these movements over the next two weeks.
  • General increase in light vehicle movement during the period of works.

We aim to minimise disruption to local traffic and maximise safety to all road users during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Any oversized loads will avoid travelling between 7.30am and 9am on local roads wherever possible. Further updates on the delivery schedule will be made on the GRWF website: www.gullenrangewindfarm.com. For further information, please call 1800 509 711 or email [email protected]