Golden Plains Wind Farm – West

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Project Overview

Project Overview

Golden Plains Wind Farm – West involves the establishment of the second stage of a wind energy facility including wind turbines and associated electrical infrastructure to the west, south and south-west of Rokewood, a small rural town in the Shire of Golden Plains, approximately 60 km north-west of Geelong.

Project Owner/Developer

WestWind Energy

Construction Commencement

Estimated 2024

Construction Period

Approximately 3 years

Number of Turbines

93 wind turbines

Installed Capacity

Approximately 574 MW

Homes Powered

Over 315,000 homes

This image represents the location for all 93 wind turbines that are located in the Western stage of the project.

Community Benefit Program

  • Community Energy Program
  • Landscaping Program
  • Near Neighbour Financial Incentive
  • Community Investment Program

For more information or to register for a program, please head to our Community page.

Golden Plains Wind Farm West Development Timeline*

2005 – 2015

Pre-Feasibility & Wind Monitoring

  • Landholder Commitment & Option Agreement
  • Site Boundary Confirmed.
  • Wind Monitoring.
  • Indicative Turbine Layout.

2016 – 2017

Project Feasibility

  • Optimisation of Turbine Layout.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Planning Studies.
  • Grid Studies.
  • Cultural Heritage.
  • Visual Impact Studies.

2017 – 2018

Environment & Planning Approval

  • Planning Permit Application.
  • Community Consultation.
  • Environmental Referrals.
  • Environment Effect Statement.

2018 – 2023

Detailed Design & Securing Finance

  • Design & Drawings.
  • Project Costing.
  • Securing Investment.
  • Pre-construction approvals.
  • Grid connection agreement.

2024 – 2051

Construction & Operation

  • Ground Breaking.
  • Civil & Electrical Works.
  • Turbine Installation & Commissioning.