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    Mortlake South Wind Farm

    The Mortlake South Wind Farm is proposed for a site 5 kilometres south of Mortlake in the Moyne Shire of south western Victoria. 

    The wind farm will be constructed on cleared, open and level predominantly dairy farming country. The location is highly exposed to consistent winds across this part of the state.

    Planning approval was granted by the State Government in 2010. The A$200m project will generate significant economic activity in the Moyne Shire and surrounds- including over 80-100 construction jobs and 5-10 full time operational positions.

    Current Permit General information

    Location
    Approximately 5km south of the Mortlake township, within the Moyne Shire
    Project Configuration
    51 x AW1500 1.5MW turbines
    Start of construction
    Initial establishment construction works commenced September 2013
    Expected completion
    October 2016
    Expected capacity
    76.5 MW
    Energy production
    Will meet the energy needs of approximately 40,000 households each year
    Project value
    A$200M

    Benefits

    • The Mortlake South Wind Farm will bring significant economic activity and benefits to the Mortlake region.
    • The project will provide a substantial additional economic focus in the Moyne Shire, independent of, but complimentary to ongoing dairying, grazing, cropping, tourism and associated service activities of the shire.
    • Generate a construction peak workforce of 80-100 construction jobs.
    • Provide 5-10 ongoing full time positions on site.
    • Provide a diversified income for host landowners.
    • Provide a substantial increase in Moyne shire’s rates base.
    • Result in the establishment of a Community Benefit Fund to share the benefits of the project with the towns and community surrounding the development, for the operational life of the project.
    • Result in the establishment of a local sponsorship program for the life of the project.
    • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 40,000 homes anually.
    • 80-100 manufacturing and installation jobs.
    • The wind farm supports local sporting and community events and has assisted community groups.

    Current Status

    ACCIONA has established an information hub within Mortlake's Information Centre. The Information Centre is located at 103 Dunlop Street Mortlake and is open Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm.. Here you will have an opportunity to speak directly with one of ACCIONA's staff as well as view material relating to the project. The hours a staff member will be present are posted at the Information Centre, so please come and have a chat, we would love to see you. If you prefer to register a set time please call our freecall community information hotline 1800 283 550, or contact us by email at mortlake@acciona.com.au.

    Additional information, including updates on ACCIONA Energy’s current Mortlake South Community Sponsorship program, can be found in our regular community newsletters. We can also be contacted via our freecall community information hotline 1800 283 550, or by email, mortlake@acciona.com.au, or by post, PO Box 252, South Melbourne VIC 3205.

     

    For copies of the latest Mortlake South Wind Farm newsletter please click here.

     

    MORTLAKE SOUTH WIND FARM PLANNING PERMIT AMENDMENT APPLICATION

    ACCIONA is pleased to announce that we have now made an application to the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) to allow for the use of contemporary wind turbine technology. This application seeks consent to amend the Mortlake South project to: 

     

    • Reduce the number of turbines from 51 to 42;
    • Change the maximum turbine tip height from 141 metres to 186 metres; and
    • Comply with more stringent NZS6808:2010 noise standards. 

    This design has been informed by input from our recent community engagement work. We thank you for your input. 

    DELWP will now undertake a review of the application documentation, and advise on the need or otherwise for ACCIONA to submit additional information to assist their assessment. Once DELWP are satisfied with the application, they will place the application on formal public notification. We encourage you to submit your comments to the DELWP at that time - your voice is important. 

    Ahead of this formal public notification period, ACCIONA are pleased to provide all our supporting material for this application to the general public. 

    Please note, given that we are providing these documents before the DELWP have undertaken their review, these documents may be subject to change. We would encourage you to check in every once in a while to see if there are any updates. Documents last updated 30 August 2016.

     

     

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