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Alberton Wind Farm



Project Summary


Location: Wellington Shire, Victoria

Stage: Stakeholder Consultation

Possible Size: 34 Turbines

The Alberton Wind Farm site lies on privately owned land wholly within the Wellington Shire, Victoria.

The site was identified and consultation with landowners, neighbours and Council took place before planning began.

The project is currently under development with Stakeholder input from Community, Government and Regulatory bodies being received.

Planning

A Meteorological Mast of 80m was on site for fourteen months to January 2016 to confirm the wind resource.

The following specialist assessments have been undertaken to confirm the suitability of the location and determine the most apporpriate locations to site turbines:



Project Layout

"The Project provides for a maximum development footprint of:
  • 34 turbines with a maximum rotational diameter of 140 meters, tip height of 200 metres;
  • Turbine hardstands
  • Use of existing and new access tracks
  • Underground and some overhead power cabling; and
  • A temporary works compound.
The Project is expected to generate 460 gigawatt hours of clean energy per year, enough for approximately 45,000 Victorian households, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 390,000 tonnes annually.
The Project has the potential to create around 115 jobs in the construction phase and 12 ongoing roles throughout its 20-30 year operation.
Once operational, a Community Fund of $80,000 per year will be set up that will support local community groups and events."
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Draft Layout

A draft layout containing 34 turbines has been designed taking into account all of the above assessments, statutory planning requirements, efficiency optimisation and input from the participating landowners.

Stakeholder Consultation

EES Referral: The Plan for the Alberton Wind Farm is in the process of being referred to the Victorian State Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
EPBC Referral: The plan for the Alberton Wind Farm has been referred to the Department of Environment and Energy for review.

Community Consultation: In addition to the meetings already held with landowners and residents in the area, further community consultation is underway. A public display of project information will be held at the Yarram Hub, August 21 -25 with a drop in day scheduled for 25 August where representatives of Synergy Wind and Beveridge Williams will be available to take questions and feedback on the project information on display. While an invitation to this event will be sent to all local Members of Parliament, Wellington Shire Counsillors, various local civic groups and residents within 3km of a proposed turbine, all interested parties are welcome to attend.

For interested parties who are not able to attend the information display, please find here a Fact Sheet and Background Information on the project.

On June 2, the Alberton Wind Farm project was presented at the LaTrobe Valley Authority New Energy Round Table event in Churchill. It was a great event with all levels of government represented, industry groups, businesses and service providers and project proponents. We invite any local businesses who would be interested in tendering for work on the wind farm should planning approval be received to register with us by sending a statement of capability via our Contact us page.

Community Fund

Should the Alberton Wind Farm receive approval and go ahead, a Community Fund will be established for the project to contribute to the community in an ongoing and meaningful way during its operation. How would this work?
  • each year projects, events or causes would be suggested by residents for funding that would support the community socially, environmentally or economically
  • a committee of local volunteers would be established to decide which of the suggested projects, events or causes should receive funding
  • the funds set aside each year by the Alberton Wind Farm would be allocated to those projects, events or causes
The Alberton Wind Farm would provide administrative support to the Community Fund but all decisions would be made by the people of the Wellington Shire.

Once Stakeholder Consultation has been concluded, the next step will be Permitting

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