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Submissions Closed: DWF Planning Permit Applications

Planning Permit Application (Wind Energy Facility)

Overview

Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd (the Proponent), a member entity of OSMI Australia Pty Ltd (OSMI) group of companies, is proposing to develop a wind energy facility comprising 33 turbines and associated infrastructure (the Project) within south east Victoria, in the Strzelecki Ranges, to the south of the Latrobe Valley. The site is approximately 150 kilometres south east of the Melbourne CBD, south of Moe and south west of Morwell. It is situated within a timber plantation owned by Grand Ridge Plantations Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of HVP Plantations) on rolling hills either side of the Strzelecki Highway. The Project Site has a total area of 4,778 hectares and crosses into three different Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Latrobe City (28 turbines), South Gippsland Shire (4 turbines) and Baw Baw Shire (1 turbine). Refer to Figure E.1. The Project requires a Planning Permit pursuant to the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (P&E Act) within the Latrobe, South Gippsland and Baw Baw Planning Schemes. The Minister for Planning is the responsible Authority for determining this planning permit application.

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Planning Permit Application Report

Planning Permit Application Report (FINAL)

The Delburn Wind Farm Project requires a Planning Permit pursuant to the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (P&E Act) within the Latrobe, South Gippsland and Baw Baw Planning Schemes. The Minister for Planning is the Responsible Authority for determining this planning permit application.

The ‘Planning Permit Application Report’ has been split into smaller sections to assist those with reduced internet speed:

Updated: June 2021

Prepared By: DB Consulting

Appendices

Appendix A - Certificates of Title

Certificates of Title for properties in the Baw Baw, Latrobe and South Gippsland Local Government Areas.

Download ‘Appendix A – Certificates of Title’ (6 MB)

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Updated: June 2021

Prepared By: Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Appendix B - LPPF Assessment

Overview of relevant clauses of the LPPF for each planning scheme and accompanying policy assessment of the project.

Download ‘Appendix B – LPPF Assessment‘ (4.8 MB)

Updated: June 2021

Prepared By: DB Consulting

Appendix C - Zones & Overlays Assessment

Assessment of the project against the decision guidelines of the relevant zones and overlays in the three planning schemes.

Download ‘Appendix C – Zones & Overlays Assessment‘ (4.8 MB)

Updated: June 2021

Prepared By: DB Consulting

Appendix D - Biodiversity Assessment

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd were commissioned by Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd (part of the OSMI Australia group) to prepare a Biodiversity Assessment report for the proposed Delburn Wind Farm in the Strzelecki Ranges, Gippsland, Victoria (the study area).

Download ‘Appendix D – Biodiversity Assessment(80.2 MB)

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Prepared: December 2020

Prepared By: Ecology & Heritage Partners

Appendix E - Desktop Geotechnical Assessment
Golder Associates Pty Ltd has been engaged by Delburn Wind Farm Pty. Ltd. (an OSMI Australia Pty Ltd Company) (OSMI) to undertake an assessment of potential geotechnical, contaminated land and hydrogeological impacts associated with the proposed Delburn Wind Farm (DWF) located in the vicinity of Delburn, about 5 km to south east of Moe in Victoria.

Download ‘Appendix E – Desktop Geotechnical Assessment‘ (21.7 MB)

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Prepared: July 2020

Prepared By: Golder Associates Pty Ltd

Appendix F - Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment

The purpose of this report is to assess the landscape and visual impacts that may be brought about by the Delburn Wind Farm project.

Download ‘Appendix F – Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment’ (42 MB)

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Updated: June 2021

Prepared By: Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd

Appendix G - Aviation Impact Assessment
Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd have requested Chiron Aviation Consultants to undertake an Aeronautical Impact Assessment for the proposed Delburn Wind Farm situated in Gippsland, Eastern Victoria.

Download ‘Appendix G – Aviation Impact Assessment‘ (4 MB)

Prepared: July 2020

Prepared By: Chiron Consultants

Appendix H - Noise Assessment & Audits

This report presents the results of an assessment of environmental noise associated with the Delburn Wind Farm that is proposed to be developed by Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd (part of the OSMI Australia group). The assessment is based on the proposed wind farm layout comprising thirty-three (33) multi-megawatt turbines and associated site infrastructure.

Download ‘Appendix H – Noise Assessment & Audits‘ (21 MB)

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Updated: June 2021

Prepared By: Marshall Day Acoustics

Appendix I - EMI Assessment
DNV GL has been commissioned by Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd (“the Customer”) to independently assess potential electromagnetic interference (EMI) impacts associated with the development and operation of the proposed Delburn Wind Farm (“the Project”) in south-eastern Victoria.

Download ‘Appendix I – EMI Assessment‘ (14.8 MB)

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Prepared: November 2020

Prepared By: DNV GL – Energy Renewables Advisory

Appendix J - Bushfire Risk Assessment

This report provides an assessment of the bushfire risk associated with the proposed Delburn Wind Farm in the context of the Victorian Planning Scheme. The reports aim is to clearly analyse the risk in accordance with the Planning Scheme requirements and to identify how this proposal will meet the various strategies to reduce bushfire risk.

Download ‘Appendix J – Bushfire Risk Assessment‘ (7.3 MB)

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Prepared: September 2020

Prepared By: Fire Risk Consultants

Appendix K - Traffic Impact Assessment
Overview

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Prepared: Date

Prepared By: AECOM

Appendix L - Shadow Flicker and Blade Glint Assessment

Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd has commissioned K2 Management to undertake a shadow flicker assessment of the Delburn Wind Farm.

Download ‘Appendix L – Shadow Flicker and Blade Glint Assessment‘ (1 MB)

Updated: February 2021

Prepared By: K2 Management Australian Pty Ltd

Appendix M - Economic Impact Assessment
Based on the existing and projected economic conditions of the area surrounding the Project, the Delburn Wind Farm project is expected to support the GRP and employment in the Latrobe, Baw Baw and South Gippsland Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Download ‘Appendix M – Economic Impact Assessment‘ (1.4 MB)

Prepared: August 2020

Prepared By: Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltf

Appendix N - Environmental Management Plan Framework
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for the preparation of Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) for the Project, including management tools, protection measures and monitoring regimes for the design, construction and operation phases.

Download ‘Appendix N – Environmental Management Plan Framework(194 KB)

Prepared: December 2020

Prepared By: Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Appendix O - Community & Stakeholder Report

The Delburn Wind Farm is committed to a transparent community engagement and information sharing program. This includes early engagement with the local community, an holistic benefit sharing model that is based on sharing the profits of the wind farm fairly with project neighbours and members of the surrounding local communities, and creating a positive long-term legacy in the region. OSMI’s approach to community engagement aims to move engagement activities along the spectrum (amended from the IAP2 framework) listed in the Victorian Government Guidelines.

Download ‘Appendix O – Community & Stakeholder Report’ (5.7MB)

Prepared: October 2020

Prepared By: Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Appendix P - Distance from Dwellings Table

Download ‘Appendix P – Distance from Dwellings Table‘ (80 KB)

Prepared: June 2021

Prepared By: Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Project Submissions

OSMI Australia 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) required OSMI to formally advise the community of these applications – submissions closed on 18 August 2021.

Visit the DELWP website for more information about stages in the notification and review of planning permit applications.