Our role

Background

In October 2010, after considering the Panel Report for the proposed Mortlake Wind Farm, the then Minister for Planning issued Planning Permit 2008/0538 (PDF, 343.5 KB) for the use and development of a wind energy facility.

On 30 August 2016 Acciona Energy Australia Pty Ltd submitted an amendment to the application.

In September-October 2016, a public notice was given in response to the application to the Minister for Planning to amend Permit Application 2008/0538.  At the time of referral to the Panel, 37 submissions were received in response to the public notice.

On 23 November 2016, the Minister appointed a Panel to consider the amended application and the submissions received.

This amended application was then considered by the Panel.

The role of the panel was to review the permit issued for the use and development of a wind energy facility.  The panel also reviewed the amended application.

Panel members

  • Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Phil West.

Progress

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing was held on 15 November 2016.

Public Hearing

The hearings were held from 28 November – 1 December 2016.

Report

The Panel submitted its report (PDF, 843.9 KB) on 8 February 2017.

Outcome

The Minister for Planning issued a Planning Permit (PDF, 4.4 MB) on 23 April 2017.

More information

All inquiries relating to the Panel should be directed to Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5121 or planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.