Wind Farm Guide


This Wind Farm Guide for Host Landholders (the Guide) has been produced by the New South Wales Farmers’ Association (NSWFA) with funding from the New South Wales (NSW) Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

With increasing interest in the development of wind energy projects in NSW, a growing number of landholders are considering hosting wind turbines on their property. This Guide provides information and guidance for landholders in NSW on hosting wind turbines.

Who should read this guide?

This Guide is designed as a resource for landholders who:

• are considering hosting wind turbines on their property;
• are in the process of having wind turbines developed on their property; or
• already host wind turbines on their property.

The guide provides information to assist landholders at all stages of development and operation, particularly:

• the role of landholders in the development process;
• landholder rights and responsibilities; and
• potential impacts (positive and negative) of development.

The Guide is not intended for landholders wishing to establish small wind turbines (i.e. less than approximately 10kW). 

Structure of the guide

The Guide is structured in a way which walks landholders through the different stages of a wind farm development, addressing the specific issues they are likely to face each phase.

The Guide also includes (in Section 2) a checklist of questions which landholders may wish to consider and discuss with developers.

Wind Farm Guide - for host landholder

Click the below link to download a copy of our guide.