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Submissions Closed: DWF Planning Permit Applications

Planning Permit Applications for Delburn Wind Farm

Overview

Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd proposes to develop a wind energy facility comprising thirty-three (33) turbines and associated infrastructure (the Project) within south-east Victoria, in the Strzelecki Ranges, to the south of the Latrobe Valley. The Project Site has a total area of 4,778 hectares and crosses into three different Local Government Areas of Latrobe City, South Gippsland Shire and Baw Baw Shire.

The Project requires a Planning 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).

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Summary of Planning Applications for Wind Farm and Terminal Station

Summary of Planning Permit Applications
Separate planning permit applications are required for the Delburn Wind Farm and associated Terminal Station. This report provides an overview of the key information, documents and maps associated with these planning permit applications.

The ‘Delburn Wind Farm Planning Summary’ has been split into smaller sections to assist those with reduced internet speed:

Prepared: 11 January 2021

Prepared By: Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Summary of Technical Assessment Reports

Summaries for the technical assessments underpinnng the planning permit applications  are available below:

Prepared: February 2021

Prepared By: Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Planning Permit Application: Wind Farm

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.

Planning Permit Application: Terminal Station

Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd (the Proponent), a member entity of OSMI Australia Pty Ltd (OSMI) group of companies, has applied for a planning permit for the development of a terminal station (utility installation) to facilitate connection of the proposed Delburn Wind Farm (DWF) to the Victorian transmission network, as well as associated native vegetation removal and business identification signage. This submission seeks approval across two alternate sites, noting that only one site will ultimately be developed:

  • Option A: East of Varys Track;
  • Option B: West of Varys Track.

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.