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Hexham Wind Farm Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Wind Prospect Pty Ltd) is proposing to construct a wind farm consisting of up to 108 wind turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 260 metres above ground level and an indicative generation capacity of 2,400 gigawatt hours.  The project is located in Moyne Shire in south-west Victoria, approximately 15 kilometres west of the township of Mortlake.

The proposed project includes an onsite connection to the existing overhead 500 kV transmission powerline via a new terminal station, installation of overhead powerlines and underground electrical cabling, a battery energy storage facility as well as other supporting infrastructure. A number of access roads would also be upgraded and constructed for the project.

The proposed project would have an expected operational life of 25 years after a two-year construction period.

EES preparation

Consultation plan

Hexham Wind Farm Pty Ltd  has prepared a consultation plan for the EES, outlining the opportunities and approaches for its community engagement during the preparation of the EES. The plan may be updated as required during the preparation of the EES. If the plan changes, the updated version will be posted on this page.

Technical reference group

DELWP convened an inter-agency technical reference group at the request of the Minister for Planning to advise DELWP and the proponent on scoping and adequacy of the EES studies and documentation, as well as co-ordination of the EES process with other statutory processes for the project.

The government organisations represented on the technical reference group are:

  • DTP Planning Group
  • DEECA Renewables Planning Team
  • DEECA Forest, Fire and Regions
  • DTP Transport group
  • Environment Protection Authority (Victoria)
  • First Peoples - State Relations
  • Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
  • Heritage Victoria
  • Moyne Shire Council
  • Southern Rural Water
  • Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

Technical reference group representatives are supported by internal experts on specific aspects of the EES studies.

Scoping requirements

The scoping requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES.

Draft scoping requirements for this EES were placed on public exhibition from 10-28 July 2023. DTP is currently reviewing the submissions. After considering public submissions on the draft scoping requirements, the Minister for Planning will issue the final scoping requirements, which will be uploaded to this page.

Please contact the Impact Assessment Unit (details above) if you have any questions about the scoping requirements or EES process. For any questions about the Hexham Wind Farm project please contact the project proponent using the details at the bottom of this page.

Minister's decision on referral

On 19 April 2022 the Minister for Planning required Hexham Wind Farm Pty Ltd to prepare an Environment Effects Statement (EES) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 to assess the potential environmental effects of the project


Project contact

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Proposed Hexham Wind Farm queries:

Hexham Wind Farm Pty Ltd
☎ Phone: 1800 934 322
✉ Email:

Page last updated: 14/02/24