THE Australian Wind Alliance was on a fact finding mission in Nundle, feeling which way the community wind is blowing regarding the divisive Hills of Gold windfarm.
CEO Andrew Bray said it was far too early for his organisation to give an informed opinion about the $600-million development, which would see up to 98-turbine line the hills near Nundle and Hanging Rock.
He's urged the community to keep an open mind about the project, as there was a long way to go in the development process.
"There are bunch of people who are quite supportive of it, and there are people who don't like it, and are loud and proud about it," he said.
Mr Bray met with the Hills of Gold Preservation group, who opposes the project, and encouraged them to sit back and soak up all the information they can before making a decision.
"There are still so many major decisions to be made," he said.
While the Australian Wind Alliance is an advocate for wind energy developments, Mr Bray said they would oppose windfarms that weren't up to scratch.
"We opposed a windfarm that was really badly developed south of Goulburn," he said.
Australian Wind Alliance organiser Charlie Prell, who has wind turbines on his property in the Sydney Basin, said there was lot more information yet to come regarding the Nundle project.
"Hopefully people can absorb the information and form an opinion, without getting passionately blinded by the lack of information at this stage," Mr Prell said.
"It's potentially five years away." Wind Energy Partners is aiming to reach the next stage of the planning process by early 2020.