Gullen Range Wind Farm

Gullen Range Wind Farm is an operational wind farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. It is owned by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd (NGRWF). The wind farm consists of 73 turbines and produces 165.5MW of renewable power in ideal wind conditions.

On an average day it produces enough energy to power in excess of 70,000 average homes. By 2020, Gullen Range Wind Farm will have saved 2.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional power generation.

Stretching from north to south, the wind farm measures 22km, approximately centred on the locality of Bannister, 11km South of Crookwell and 32km north west of Goulburn.

BJCE Australia is proud to be a founding signatory of the Clean Energy Council’s Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Developments. The charter is a voluntary set of commitments to reflect our promise to develop and operate projects in a socially responsible way. The charter can be downloaded here.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or if you would like to provide feedback or lodge a complaint about the wind farm.

News

The latest wind farm news is below. You can view archive news here and download our newsletters here.

News Update: 6/04/2021: Bowled over by another impressive Rose Tournament.

Every year the Rose Tournament competition showcases some of the best bowlers in the State and 2021 was no exception. Gullen Range Wind Farm was proud to be a major sponsor of the February tournament at the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club for the fifth consecutive year. Simon Zhao from Gullen Range was honoured to attend the award ceremony and present a number of trophies in both men and women events. The winners of the women’s event were from Bomaderry, the runners up and third placegetters were both teams from Merrylands. The winners in the men’s event was a combined team from Goulburn and Bargo and the runners up, and third placegetters were teams from Sydney. Well done to all the winners! BJCE Australia’s Gullen Range Wind Farm congratulates Goulburn Railway Bowling Club for delivering a very successful event.

 

News Update: 5/03/2021: Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close soon

Applications for the next Clean Energy Program Stage 2 Funding Round will close on Monday, 22nd March. The Clean Energy Program provides grants towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. If your property is within 5km of the wind farm, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to install solar panels, solar hot water, wall insulation or double glazed windows on your house. To find out more, click here or contact us.

 

News Update: 23/02/2021:  Next CCC meeting date announced

The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 31st March 2021 from 5.30pm at the Crookwell CWA Rooms. For more information click here.

 

News Update: 23/02/2021: Free Workshop to assist community groups applying to our Community Fund

The 2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round is now open. The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm. It forms part of the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Enhancement Program (or CEP).  The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULSC). The Guidelines and application forms are available on the ULSC webpage here.  In the last Funding Round, five local groups benefited from Community Fund grants totalling more than $65,000. Successful projects funded included banner flags and a marquee for the Crookwell Potato Festival, the refurbishment of Bannister District Hall Association’s community hall and a rock wall entrance to Pat Cullen Reserve. This year, $73,754 has been made available for the Community Fund.

We are arranging a free workshop to assist with preparing grant applications. The workshop is aimed at community groups who intend to apply and would like some guidance about how to prepare a grant application. The workshop will be held on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at the Crookwell RSL Services Club from 5.30pm. To register, click here.

These workshops have been held for the past three years, coinciding with the period when applications to the fund are being received by Upper Lachlan Shire Council. Previous attendees have found the session very useful, but attendance is not compulsory. The workshop is conducted by our consultant independently of our involvement as part of the Section 355 committee that determines successful applicants. If you want to find out more about the Community Fund or the Community Fund Workshop, please click here.

 

News Update: 22/02/2021: Artrageously good! Gunning all set for 2021 Festival

BJCE Australia’s Biala and Gullen Range Wind Farms are delighted to be a Gold sponsor of the 2021 community-led Gunning Arts Festival. This year, the ‘rejuvenation’-themed Festival will feature a strong line-up of both online and face-to-face events, including play and story readings, music performances, arts/craft workshops, competitions, an art exhibition and much more. Leading up to the main 2-day event in October, you’ll also be treated to smaller events that will be held throughout the year. For further information, please visit the 2021 Gunning Arts Festival website here.

Don’t forget that you can already contribute to the Festival showcase FlashWrite project! You are welcome to submit a story up to 1500 words that embodies local life experiences of the Southern Tablelands. FlashWrite is open to all ages and the closing date has been extended to 5pm on Friday, 30th July. For more details, please visit the FlashWrite Project page by clicking here. The FlashWrite Project is sponsored by BJCE Australia and supported by an Upper Lachlan Cultural Funding Program grant. The Upper Lachlan Cultural Funding Program is funded by the Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

 

News Update: 15/02/2021: Is your community group looking for funding?

Applications have opened for the 2021 Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Funding Round. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday, 16th April 2021. The Community Fund provides grants to projects or initiatives that benefit the community within 10km of the wind farm. It forms part of the Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Enhancement Program (or CEP).  The Community Fund is administered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULSC). The Guidelines and application forms are available on the ULSC webpage here.  In the last Funding Round, five local groups benefited from Community Fund grants totalling more than $65,000.  Successful projects funded included banner flags and a marquee for the Crookwell Potato Festival, the refurbishment of Bannister District Hall Association’s community hall and a rock wall entrance to Pat Cullen Reserve. This year, $73,754 has been made available for the Community Fund. If you would like to find out more about the Community Fund, please click here.

 

News Update: 28/01/2021: Biala Rural Fire Service’s Christmas celebrations supported by BJCE Australia

 

News Update: 27/01/2021: BJCE Australia donates festive fruit hampers and colouring-in books to local community groups

 

News Update: 22/01/2021: Goulburn times five powered by Gullen Range in 2020