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.

Click here for a link to the current map of turbine layout – updated 13/05/2020.

Click here for a link to the most recent comparison map – updated 13/05/2020.

Project

Delburn Wind Farm aims to be an iconic wind farm overlooking the now-closed Hazelwood Power Station, proposed for the Latrobe Valley to contribute to a just transition for the region.

  • The opportunity for community co-investment
  • Existing side by side within forest plantations, complimenting existing use and harvesting
  • OSMI will act as the developer, owner and operator

The HVP plantations site

  • Consideration of plantation activities, setbacks from roads and properties, sensitive flora and fauna, cultural heritage, watercourses
  • Maximises existing forestry tracks

Project evolution

The initial concept plan has been scaled down from 53 turbines to 35, then to the current 33 turbine layout, in response to a number of factors such as additional technical inputs and community feedback on the initial concept design. To understand the process for community feedback on this second version of the concept design, please review the Pre-Planning Consultation Process.

The initial concept plan for the project, with 53 turbines, can be viewed here

The second iteration of the project design, revised down to 35 turbines, can be viewed here

Click here to view a comparison between the first and second versions

The third iteration of the design, with 33 turbines, can be viewed here.

A comparison between the 35 turbine layout and the first 33 turbine layout can be viewed here

The 33 turbine layout has undergone some refinements, with 5 turbines moving no more than 100 m, and the turbines have been renumbered from 1-33. These most recent versions can be found above, dated 13/05/2020.

Development

The following timeline outlines the development process for the Delburn Wind Farm.

Collaborating Organisations