We are excited to announce that the Golden Plains Wind Farm has commenced construction.
The project will be completed in two separate stages, Golden Plains Wind Farm – East and Golden Plains Wind Farm – West.
Watch Changing with the Wind to find out more about the Golden Plains Wind Farm.
The video was produced by documentary film students Zoe Fraser and Hugo Bittar from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. We gave Zoe and Hugo a broad mandate to explore this large project’s history, people, and impacts to help us tell its story. We hope their incredible production inspires everyone to responsibly accelerate the clean energy transition.
For a short introduction to the video, watch the trailer here.
About the Project
The Golden Plains Wind Farm Project involves the establishment of a wind energy facility 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 Golden Plains Shire; approximately 60 km north-west of Geelong. The site is located on land that is primarily used for agricultural purposes such as broad acre cropping and livestock grazing.
Golden Plains Wind Farm – East commenced construction in Q1 2023 and will feature 122 turbines and is currently owned by TagEnergy (85%) and Ingka Group (15%).
Golden Plains Wind Farm – West of the project is wholly owned by WestWind Energy and is expected to commence construction in 2024.
For more information about Golden Plains Wind Farm – East, click below.
For more information about Golden Plains Wind Farm – West, click below.
Golden Plains Wind Farm acknowledges the First Nations People across Victoria, specifically the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar peoples whose land on which we meet and work, and their continued rich culture and spiritual connections to Country and waterways. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.