Delburn Wind Farm Project Update
Work on the Delburn Wind Farm continues and we are addressing conditions set out in the planning permit along with other key design, procurement and financial matters for the project to proceed to construction. This includes developing detailed bushfire mitigation, environmental, emergency and traffic management plans, background and noise monitoring, telecommunications and detailed design of road upgrades, cable layout and selection of turbines.
The Strzelecki Community Alliance has lodged an appeal in the Supreme Court against planning permits being issued for the Delburn Wind Farm. The planning permits remain valid unless the court decides to overturn them; in the meantime development work will continue while the appeal is being heard.
Visual Impact Assessments
Under the planning permit conditions, there is an allowance for landscape screening if the turbines are visible from a dwelling located within 6km of a turbine. A program to deliver landscaping screening will commence at the same time as construction and will be available until one year after construction is complete.
Every resident that lives within 6km of a turbine is entitled to a visual impact assessment. They will receive a letter in the next week with an invitation for a visual assessment and to find out more about a landscaping plan to screen impacted views. If you have recently moved within 6km of the wind farm area and you require a visual assessment, please email [email protected] with the heading Visual Assessment and include your name, address and phone number or call 1800 676 428.
Keep In Touch
We encourage community members to stay in touch as we progress work on the Delburn Wind Farm. We will continue to provide regular updates and information on our website, Facebook page, through Enews updates and via the Community and Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
Our new Communications and Engagement Manager, Anne Forbes started with us recently and is keen to listen to you, share information and answer your questions. Please feel free to drop by the office at 52 Ridgway in Mirboo North and say hi to Anne. Office hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm weekdays.