Argoon Wind Farm

A new wind farm project in Australia

Project Location

The Project lies approximately 20km north of Jerilderie and 30km southwest of Coleambally, within the Murrumbidgee Council local government area and the South West Renewable Energy Zone (REZ).

The site is approximately 10,500 ha which is a mix of open plain native grassland and cleared, flat farmland used mostly for sheep grazing. The project is expected to use less than 2% of the total land area, minimizing impact on current farming activities. 

Why is the project located where it is? 

This site has been selected as it is ideal for a renewable energy development for the following reasons:  

  • Excellent exposure to New South Wales’s world class wind resources  
  • Located within a designated Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in NSW  
  • Located near the planned Dinawan Substation allowing the project to connect into the grid network  
  • Excellent transport access with minimal impact to local roads and excellent access to major roads   
  • Complementary use of land with farming.  Much of the site is used for sheep grazing, and grazing can occur right up to the base of the turbine
  • Excellent distance buffering (2km+) of wind turbines to the nearest non-involved neighbouring dwellings  
  • Very low environmental impacts – the site has been extensively cleared for farming.