The Berrimal Wind Farm is proposed for a site 19km west of Wedderburn in the Buloke Shire of north western Victoria.
Planning approval was originally granted by Buloke Shire Council in 2007. In 2014, the Buloke Shire Council approved an amendment to the planning permit to allow for the use of contemporary wind turbine technology. ACCIONA Energy has recently received an extension of time to commence construction of the Berrimal Wind Farm from Buloke Shire Council.
Location: Approximately 16 km west of Wedderburn and 19 km south of Charlton, within the Buloke Shire.
Project Configuration: Up to 24 turbines
Expected capacity: 72 MW
Energy production: Equivalent to 36,000 households
Project value: A$150M
The project will provide substantial additional economic focus in the shire, independent of, but complimentary to, ongoing agricultural activities.
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 the Buloke Shire's rates base.
Result in the establishment of a Shared Benefits Program to strategically deliver added value to the local region over the lifecycle of the project.
Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 36,000 homes annually.
For further information about the project, or to provide feedback or lodge a complaint:
Phone: 1800 283 550