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July 2023 Update

Progress Update A lot of people have been asking when they'll start to see the wind turbines go up, or when they will be able to apply for work on the construction of the wind farm. There’s a lot of work that still needs to be done before construction can kick off,...

Delburn Wind Farm to power ahead in Gippsland

Following a Supreme Court challenge, Justice Richards has ruled the Victorian Planning Minister’s permit for the Delburn Wind Farm is valid. OSMI Australia Executive Director Development, Peter Marriott said he was pleased with the Supreme Court outcome. “This...

February 2023 Update

Supreme Court Hearing Thanks for your continued interest in the Delburn Wind Farm. As you may know, the Strzelecki Community Alliance is challenging the Victorian Planning Minister’s decision to grant planning permits to the Delburn Wind Farm. The court proceedings...

Community Development Grants Awarded

Delburn Wind Farm Community Development Grants Awarded The Delburn Wind Farm has awarded $15,000 in community grants to support non-profit groups across the community. The grants recognise key local groups who deliver important projects to communities surrounding the...

October 2022 Update

Community Grant Update Applications for the third round of pre-development grants have now closed. Thank you to all the community groups across the region who applied. We received funding requests for over $270,000, making the assessment panel’s choice very...

July 2022 Update

Community Benefits Update July has certainly been a cold month and the Mirboo North Winterfest this weekend is a great opportunity for the community to come together.  We are excited to be sponsoring the inaugural Winterfest and hope everyone has a great time. We’ve...

June 2022 Update

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...

Media Release: Delburn Wind Farm Receives Planning Approval

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: 30 March 2022 The Minister for Planning, Hon Mr Richard Wynne MP has approved the planning permit applications for the construction of the Delburn Wind Farm, a Victorian first for planation-based wind farms. In issuing the permit on 27 March 2022,...

Media Release: Delburn Wind Farm Awards Community Grants

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: 04 February 2022 Following the call for applications last year, OSMI Australia and Cubico Sustainable Investments are pleased to announce the successful recipients of funds from Delburn Wind Farm’s Pre-Development Community Benefit Fund. On the...

November Update from OSMI Australia

DWF Panel Hearing The final day of the panel hearing was conducted on Friday 12th November with the last three public submissions and closing remarks from OSMI, SCA and the CFA. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to follow the hearing and to present to...

Delburn Wind Farm Panel Hearing

The panel hearing for the Delburn Wind Farm is due to begin on Monday 18th October and is scheduled to run for 12 days. The hearing will be held online via Zoom. Everyone who has requested to be heard will have received details from Planning Panels Victoria on when...

Community and Stakeholder Consultative Committee Chair Appointed

Dr Anthony Boxshall has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Delburn Wind Farm CSCC.  Anthony is the Principal and Founder of Science into Action Pty Ltd, a science impact company. Anthony has made a career of demystifying science for communities and all...

Media Release: Delburn Wind Farm Planning Applications Lodged

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: 13 January 2021 Delburn Wind Farm Planning Applications Lodged OSMI Australia has submitted its applications for planning approval to build the proposed Delburn Wind Farm to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The final project...

Applications Closed: Pre-Development Fund

Applications for our Pre-development Fund closed on 30 September 2020. Successful applicants will be announced in the near future. See our 'Community Benefits Scheme' page for more information. 

Environmental Referrals

Decisions were announced on both our environmental referrals this week. The construction of the project was determined not to be a controlled action under the EPBC Act, and will also not require an EES, subject to certain conditions. READ...

Media Release: Iconic Wind Farm set to benefit community

MEDIA RELEASE EMBARGOED: 17 July 2020 Community Consultation begins for proposed Delburn Wind Farm The Delburn Wind Farm will be an iconic project for the Latrobe Valley and surrounding areas, providing new local employment and procurement opportunities and...

Withdrawal of EPBC Act Referral

Due to a number of concerns raised by residents in regards to the EPBC referral documentation, and in consultation with the Department, OSMI have decided to withdraw its referral under the EPBC Act and resubmit. OSMI will notify the public of the re-submission date...

Referral to Minister for Planning

Our referral to the Minister for Planning, as required under the Environmental Effects Act 1978, for the Delburn Wind Farm has just been posted on the Victorian government planning web site. This referral provides the Minister for Planning with preliminary information...

Open for Comment: EPBC Referral

Our referral under the Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is now open for public comment - follow this link to view the referral. The purpose of the referral process is to determine whether or not a proposed action will have a...

Media Release: Innovative Plantation Based Wind Farm for the Valley

MEDIA RELEASE EMBARGOED: 17 February 2020 OSMI's Delburn Windfarm reaches next stage of development  Today OSMI has released a revised design for the Delburn Wind Farm. After completing the first round of impact assessment studies necessary for the project design,...

Media Release: Innovative Plantation Based Wind Farm for the Valley

MEDIA RELEASE EMBARGOED: 28 March 2019 Innovative Plantation Based Wind Farm for the Valley Morwell Vic. An iconic new renewable energy project for the Latrobe Valley has been proposed in the plantations above the now closed Hazelwood Power Station. Straddling the...

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