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Bullawah Wind Farm

About the project

The proposed Bullawah wind farm near Hay in NSW will have an installed capacity of up to 1000MW that will generate clean green renewable energy to power 500,000 homes. A battery facility on site will allow for the capture and storage of dispatchable energy.

The power generated either direct from the turbines or released from battery storage will feed into the electricity grid via the proposed Project EnergyConnect transmission line.

The project includes 170 wind turbines, with a maximum blade-tip height of 300m above the ground.

During the scoping report and environmental impact statement preparation phase, technical studies will be undertaken and their outcomes as well as community input will inform the wind farm design.

To learn more about the BayWa team who are developing the project, please meet the team.


  • Diversifying the local economy
  • A community benefit fund
  • 400 jobs during construction, 40 jobs during operation 
  • Business opportunities for local suppliers
  • Economic multiplier effect for local economy
  • Significant investment in local infrastructure
  • Renewable energy to power 500,000 homes

Community Engagement 

BayWa r.e  is working with residents of Hay, Deniliquin, Coleambally, Darlington Point and surrounds throughout the development stage. We have supported a range of community initiatives since 2022, including the Hay Business Awards, Hay Show, Country Education Foundation of Coleambally/Darlington Point and Edward River. We supported an additional 13 organisations through the 2023 Community Grants Program. BayWa will continue to share information about the project and contribute to community benefit sharing schemes throughout the development and construction process. 

Xavier Chirgwin is the inaugural winner of the Coleambally Country Education Foundation (CEF) Bullawah Scholarship

Xavier is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne.

“I am majoring in agriculture and hoping to get into agronomy or a similar field,” Xavier said. 

Working as a farm hand on a Coleambally property he is enjoying the hands-on experience he is getting before he heads off to commence his studies.

“I am staying at a residential college which I am paying for with the help of the scholarship as well as working over the summer.”

“The scholarship is really beneficial as it will cover room and board , and so allows me to focus more on studying and finding my way in Melbourne,” Xavier said.

The Bullawah Wind Farm team would like to congratulate Xavier and wish him well in his future studies.

If you are a local business and would like to register for updates on future opportunities, please email bullawah-windfarm(at) 

Bullawah Community Grants Program 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Bullawah Community Grants Program. We will run another community grants round in 2024, so please subscribe to our newsletter if you would like more information. 

We are pleased to announced the following recipients of the 2023 Bullawah Community Grants Program:

Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council Sponsorship of kayaking event $2,500.00
Deniliquin North School P&C Purchase of new trailer $4,000.00
Hay Amateur Swimming Club Purchase of timing equipment $2,000.00
Hay Little Athletics Purchase of uniforms $1,838.20
Hay Magpies Rugby League club Purchase of first aid equipment $1,500.00
Hay Aboriginal Medical Service Contribution towards art mural $2,500.00
St Mary's School Sponsorship of Christmas fete BBQ $1,500.00
Hayland Gathering Sponsorship of 2024 event $2,000.00
Hay Show Society Purchase of new office equipment $1,300.00
Coleambally Rescue Purchase of medical equipment $2,500.00
Coleambally AFL Purchase of sporting equipment $4,348.30
Coleambally School P&C Sponsorship of careers day $4,000.00
Griffith Local Aboriginal Land Council Sponsorship of Survival Day event $5,000.00


Deniliquin Aboriginal Land Council conquers the Mighty Murray Marathon

The Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council received a Bullawah Community Benefit Fund grant to help fund participation of 18 local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in the Mighty Murray Marathon annual kayaking event. Rose Dunn, CEO of the Deniliquin LALC said ‘This is a really good event that gives the kids culture and connection to Country through rivers, trees and the surrounding environment, with the participants stopping at regular check points over the 5 days. It is a community event that creates pride in the school, the police and most importantly – the young people. The name given to the journey is `Marrang Tyema’ – in the Wamba Wamba language meaning to `find/discover’. 


Project development & location

Bullawah Wind Farm development is well underway. The scoping report is complete and the Environmental Impact Statement will be submitted in 2024. The development will include: 

  • Internal access roads and upgrades to existing access roads, and access points from public roads
  • Hardstand and laydown area used for wind turbine installation and storage of wind turbine components 
  • Infrastructure to connect to the Project EnergyConnect transmission line
  • Temporary and permanent meteorological monitoring masts
  • Operations and maintenance building
  • Temporary infrastructure including construction compound and site office buildings, storage areas and concrete batching plants
This video shows the proposed site of the Bullawah Wind Farm, south of Hay in the western Riverine region of NSW.

Bullawah scoping report

The Bullawah Scoping Report was completed in October 2022. It is available on the NSW Government website. The report was prepared by the BayWa r.e. Projects Australia team with support from Umwelt Environmental & Social Consultants.

It is an early part of the State Significant Development (SSD) application process under which the project is being assessed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). Among other things the report describes the project in simple terms, takes in early community views, describes a community engagement plan, and identifies matters for further assessment in our Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

It also identifies environmental, social and economic matters of relevance to the project to inform the preparation of the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). The SEARs identifies specific assessment considerations relevant to the Bullawah project that must also be addressed in our EIS. The next key step is preparing the EIS to accompany our SSD application.

Scoping Report and Approvals


    Hayland Gathering gears up for 2024

    The Hayland Gathering was a big winner in the Bullawah Community Grants program. BayWa r.e are proud to support the 2024 event, which will see the Scottish festival return to Hay for the second time. Featuring highland dancing, traditional muscle events, pipe bands, street parade, market stalls, ceilidh and much more, we can’t wait to get our bagpipes on! (Photos courtesy of the 2023 Hayland Gathering and Margie McClelland Photography).  

    BayWa r.e. sponsors the 2023 Hay Show

    The BayWa r.e team were thrilled to attend the Hay Show in September. Thanks to everyone who stopped in for a chat and grabbed a cupcake. Congratulations to the winners of our Lego and Love Hay gift voucher!

    Acknowledgement of Country

    BayWa r.e. acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of First Nations peoples on the lands on which we operate.

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