Learn more about the Delburn Wind Farm

Location

The Delburn Wind Farm is a proposed wind energy project located in the Strzelecki Ranges (south of the Latrobe Valley). Turbines will be located in existing HVP plantations.

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Ownership

Cubico Sustainable Investments has joined OSMI Australia Pty Ltd as joint development partner in the Delburn Wind Farm and will purchase 100% of the project prior to the commencement of construction.

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Timeframe

Based on current projections, the Wind Farm is planned for construction in 2022-23 and will have a 25-30 year operating life.

Project Location

Overlooking the Hazelwood Power Station, the Delburn Wind Farm is a proposed wind energy project located in the Strzelecki Ranges to the south of the Latrobe Valley. The proposed development site is over the plantation land centred in the Delburn area, covering the HVP Plantations Thorpdale Tree Farm. The site is generally bounded by Coalville to the north, Thorpdale to the west, Darlimurla to the south, and Boolarra and Yinnar to the east.

The township of Morwell is approximately 5 km to the north-east of the development site (as measured from the outer boundaries of both the township and the project land) and the township of Moe is approximately 5 km to the north.

Map last updated 26 August 2020.

Now Open for Comment

Submissions on the Delburn Wind Farm Planning Application will be accepted between 19 July and 18 August 2021.

OSMI Australia Pty Ltd submitted its applications for approval to build the Delburn Wind Farm to the Minister for Planning in December 2020. The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) has now required OSMI to formally advise the community of these applications.

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Planning Process

There are a number of important steps in the planning process

Under Victorian law a planning permit is required to construct a wind energy facility and, depending on the location and impacts of the proposal, approval may also be required from the Commonwealth Government.

There are many specific requirements that must be met before the government will approve the construction of a wind farm, and OSMI is designing the project to not only meet those requirements, but exceed those requirements where possible.

Project History

To understand the history of the Delburn Wind Farm, specifically the refinement to the number of turbines, click here.

Planning Referrals

Prior to lodging an application to build a wind farm a referral must be made to the Victorian Minister for Planning to determine if an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) is required for the project and to Commonwealth Government to determine if approval is required under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999.

To learn more about the referral process OSMI has followed, click here.

Planning Permit Application

The Project requires a Planning Application under the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 within the Latrobe, South Gippsland and Baw Baw Planning Schemes.

The Minister for Planning is the Responsible Authority for assessing and determining this planning permit application pursuant to Clause 72.01 within each Planning Scheme (as it is a Renewable Energy Facility with an installed capacity of 1 megawatt or greater and for Utility Installations used to store, transmit or distribute electricity generated by a renewable energy facility with an installed capacity of 1 megawatt or greater).

To learn more about the planning application OSMI has lodged, click here.

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