The Minister for Planning will appoint an Inquiry to assess the potential effects of the proposed Golden Plains Wind Farm Project.

WestWind Energy Pty Ltd proposes to construct a wind farm comprising up to 228 wind turbine generators at a maximum blade tip height of 230 metres. The project is located in Golden Plains Shire about 60km west of Geelong, generally to the west, south and south-east of the Rokewood township.

The planning permit application is to use and develop a wind energy facility and associated infrastructure, buildings and works; use and develop a utility installation and associated infrastructure, buildings and works, remove, destroy or lop native vegetation, alter access to a Road Zone 1 and business identification signage.

Process

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference will be available soon.

Public Hearings

Directions Hearing: The Directions Hearing will take place the week commencing 2 July 2018 at Bannockburn Shire (Golden Plains Shire) Hall, 12 High Street, Bannockburn.

Public Hearings: Public hearings will commence the week commencing 30 July 2018 at Bannockburn Shire (Golden Plains Shire) Hall, 12 High Street, Bannockburn.

Inquiry Report

The Advisory Committee must submit its report in accordance with the Terms of Reference.

Outcome

Once a final decision has been made, it will be made soon.

More information

For more information on the Inquiry process, please get in touch via the contact details below:

Greta Grivas
Senior Project Officer
Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au