Planning and Compliance

EPBC Annual Compliance Reporting

Permit Amendment

On Tuesday, 16 November 2021, the Victorian Minister for Planning approved an amendment application for the following:
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 150 m to 165 m to allow more current turbine technology to be installed. The tip height will not change from 230 m as currently permitted.

Development Plan

On Wednesday 28 February 2022, the Condition 1 Development Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

    Flora and Fauna Management Plan

    On Wednesday 23 March 2022, the Flora and Fauna Management Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

      Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan

      On Thursday 14 April 2022, the Condition 83 Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

        Approved Offsets Strategy for Matters of National Environmental Significance

        On Monday 20 June 2022, the Offsets Strategy for Matters of National Environmental Significance received approval under the EPBC Act for Golden Plains Wind Farm.

          Complaints Investigation and Response Plan

          On Thursday 18 August 2022, the Condition 97 Complaints Investigation and Response Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

            Emergency Response Plan

            On Thursday 18 August 2022, the Condition 77 Emergency Response Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

              Bat and Avifauna Management Plan

              On Wednesday 30 August 2023, the Condition 51-53 (inclusive) Bat and Avifauna Management Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

                Brolga Monitoring and Compensation Plan

                On Wednesday 30 August 2023, Condition 54, the Brolga Monitoring and Compensation Plan received endorsement under the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

                  Pre-construction Noise Assessment and Audit Report

                  On Monday 3 April 2023, the Project’s Pre-construction Noise Assessment was endorsed under condition 18 of the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

                    In accordance with permit condition 18d, the Pre-construction Noise Assessment is accompanied by an Environmental Audit Report prepared by an environmental auditor appointed under the Environment Protection Act 1970.

                      Noise Management Plan

                      On Tuesday 11 April 2023, the Project’s Noise Management Plan was endorsed under condition 25 of the Planning Permit for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.

                        In accordance with permit condition 29, the Noise Management Plan is accompanied by a peer review from an environmental auditor appointed under the Environment Protection Act 1970.

                          Environment Effects Statement Summary