About The Project
The Golden Plains Wind Farm Project involves the establishment of a wind energy facility (WEF) including wind turbines and associated electrical infrastructure on 16,723 ha to the West, South and South East of Rokewood, a small rural town in the Shire of Golden Plains; approximately 60 km North West of Geelong. The site is located on land that is primarily used for agricultural purposes and has been substantially modified over time due to agricultural operations such as broad acre cropping and livestock grazing.
WestWind Energy respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Australia on which it operates.
Application to Amend Planning Permit
An amendment application has been lodged for the following reasons:
- To seek approval on a modified site plan for turbines and all associated infrastructure that complies with the Brolga Breeding Buffer permit condition.
- To slightly amend the Brolga Monitoring and Compensation Plan condition, so that it will be more straight forward for GPWFM to facilitate successful delivery during the plan’s implementation.
- To improve clarity on a permit condition relating to surface water levels during flood events.
- To seek an approval for the increase in the size of the turbine rotor diameter from 150m to 165m to allow more current turbine technology to be installed. The tip height will not change from 230 metres as currently permitted.