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.
- Lester Townsend (Chair)
- Phil West
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.
A Directions Hearing was held on 15 November 2016.
The hearings were held from 28 November – 1 December 2016.
The Panel submitted its report (PDF, 843.9 KB) on 8 February 2017.
The Minister for Planning issued a Planning Permit (PDF, 4.4 MB) on 23 April 2017.