Site Location and Layout
The Collgar Wind Farm is located approximately 25km south east of Merredin in Western Australia. The wind farm site comprises of approximately 18,000 hectares of private freehold land.
A turbine layout was prepared based on the technical assessment and community consultation undertaken during the development phase for inclusion in the planning application. The indicative layout provided was for 127 turbines; however, this layout has now been divided into two stages, the first consisting of 111 turbines, and a possible second stage of 16 turbines.
Construction of the first 111 turbines commenced in June 2010 and was completed in October 2011. The figures contained on this website relate to a project size of 111 wind turbines.
25th June 2013
Collgar Wind Farm was the largest Australian wind farm producer of Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) and produced the second most LGCs for generation in 2012 with 686,235.
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The Collgar Community Fund established by Collgar Wind Farm Pty Ltd, provides sponsorship to fund local projects that benefit the wider community within the Shire of Merredin.
Collgar Wind Farm has a genuine interest in building the capacity of the communities in which we operate. A Grants Committee has been appointed to assess all applications and determine how best to allocate funds and in-kind contributions to maximise benefits for communities in the Merredin region.
20th June 2011
Investment bank UBS is planning further wind-farm projects in Western Australia as it prepares to complete its Collgar farm in the state's wheatbelt ahead of schedule.
"We'd certainly look at doing more projects in WA," Paul Moy, UBS's global head of infrastructure told The Australian Financia/ Review. "We're working on opportunities."
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