Test run for wind turbine route

A SUCCESSFUL “dry run” of the wind farm transport route from the Port of Eden through Bombala to the project site at Nimmitabel on Monday has been hailed a success.

The trailer displayed at the Bombala Show on Saturday was extended to full length and a bar was used to simulate the full length of the blades that are being shipped to the port this month. 

Many Bombala residents showed up to watch as the truck came through town before proceeding up the Monaro Highway to the site. 

With works undertaken on the roundabout on Maybe Street last week, the truck easily navigated the intersection. 

The trial run took approximately three hours, and went very smoothly according to CWP Renewables 

senior development officer Siobhan Isherwood.

“Everything is now on track for commencement of component delivery in early April,” Ms Isherwood said.

“We will continue to keep the residents of Bombala informed and work closely with councils and the community in the lead up to the transport period. 

“There is a great opportunity here for this project to benefit the local community.

“We want to get the local schools involved, and give everyone a chance to get up close to one of the components during a stopover in town. 

“The truck drivers will be based in town for the duration of component delivery and locals have come on board as pilot and escort vehicle drivers,” she said.

The six-month turbine component delivery period will commence in early April.

Up to eight loads will be delivered each day, six days a week during that time. 

Daily transport will be timed to minimise disruptions along the route, including avoidance of school bus zone hours within Bombala. The transport route runs from the Port of Eden along Edrom Road, Princes Highway, Imlay Road, Monaro Highway, Springfield Road and Avon Lake Road to the project site.

For further information, visit the Boco Rock project website at www.bocorockwindfarm.com.au