On 8 October 2018, the Minister for Planning called in the planning permit applications for the Inverleigh Wind Farm (PA1800340) and the Inverleigh Solar Farm (18/0356), which are a co-located wind and solar farm. The Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) has requested that a single hearing is held to consider both applications.

The proponent is Inverleigh Wind Farm Pty Ltd.

Permit information

Inverleigh Wind Farm - Permit application (PA1800340)

The proposed wind farm, located at 270 Peels Road, Winchelsea, is comprised of 16 turbines and is expected to generate up to 65MW of electricity. Specifically, the application is for:

  • To use and develop the land for the purpose of a wind energy facility
  • To erect and display a business identification sign
  • To remove native vegetation the proposed turbines have a maximum height of 200m with a hub height of 121m, rotor diameter of 158m and rotor clearance of 42m. An ancillary solar farm component also forms part of the proposed development.An ancillary solar farm component also forms part of the proposed development.

Inverleigh Solar Farm - Planning Permit Application 18/0356

The proposed solar farm is to be located at 480 Peels Road, Inverleigh. The application is to use and develop the land for the purpose of a renewable energy facility (solar farm).

More information

For more information on the Panel 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

Panel or Committee

Panel members

A Panel has been appointed comprising Sarah Carlisle (Chair), Ian Harris and Ken Joyner.

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (DOC, 50.0 KB).


Directions hearing

A directions hearing was held on Thursday 29 November 2018, Council Chambers, Surf Coast Shire Council 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay.

Public hearings

The Public Hearing is scheduled to commence on 4 February 2018 at Council Chambers, Surf Coast Shire Council, 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay. View the Hearing timetable (PDF, 340.5 KB).


After the hearings have concluded, the Panel will submit its report within 40 business days of its last hearing date.


Supporting documents