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The proposed Palmer Wind Farm project is located approximately 50km east of Adelaide, near Palmer and Tungkillo, in South Australia.

Project Overview

Tilt Renewables is in the development phase of the Palmer Wind Farm, located in the Mid Murray Council area. The site spans approximately 30km along a ridge line, located on the ranges between the settlements of Palmer, Tungkillo and Sanderston. 

“The site was selected due to excellent wind energy potential and its proximity to the Tungkillo substation.”

The project is approved for up to 103 turbines with a tip height of 165m, and with an installed capacity of approximately 300 MW. The turbines will be connected by underground and overhead electrical cables.

A map showing the location of the project and the indicative turbine layout is available here.

Further details about the project are outlined below. 

Project Details

The original development application for the project was lodged with the Mid Murray Council in February 2014 and the project was approved by the Mid Murray Councils Development Assessment Panel in December 2015. 

The approval decision was subsequently appealed at the Environment, Resources and Development Court (ERD Court). The ERD Court proceedings finished in April 2017 and on 9 March 2018 made judgment to uphold the approval, subject to additional conditions. 

A Supreme Court appeal of the ERD Court decision was heard in early 2019. The Supreme Court delivered the judgment to uphold the approval of the project in November 2019.

More information on the decision can be found here

Copies of the ERD Court judgment and court orders can be found below. 

A copy of the Amended Consolidated Particulars of Development, as referred to in the court orders, can be downloaded below. This document includes the latest information on the project. 

The Palmer Wind Farm will produce enough clean energy each year to power about 146,000 homes and save the emissions of roughly 305,000 tonnes of carbon. This is equivalent of removing about 144,000 cars from the road per year. 

Wind farms offer many other benefits by helping farmers generate extra income, diversify use of land, insure against market downturns and provide improved access for fire fighters through the creation of additional fire breaks.

Tilt Renewables is committed to open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders, with an aim to build and enhance community acceptance and trust in all projects and in the renewable energy industry as a whole.

We welcome your feedback if you have any concerns or believe you can provide local insight into matters which we should address as we enter this next stage of the project.

We are also committed to providing financial support to the local community through community benefit programs. Work on a community fund will begin when construction of the project commences and will be administered by a community-led group.

Additionally, there will be a specific neighbour benefit scheme associated with the Palmer Wind Farm which will be implemented following construction.

A Wind Farm brings many direct opportunities for employment to the region during both the construction phase and ongoing operations once the Wind Farm is commissioned. The Palmer Wind Farm will directly employ approximately 250 direct jobs during construction period. 

Flow on employment benefits are also achieved as the project brings demand for local business services and consumer goods. Most regions have a range of businesses that will provide services to a wind farm project. 

These include:

  • Domestic scale electricians;
  • Transport operators;
  • Competent machine operators;
  • General labourers;
  • Quarries; and
  • Concrete businesses.

News & updates

Newsletters are an important part of Tilt Renewables’ community engagement and will increase in frequency as the Project develops. 

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Local procurement

To register interest in providing goods or services for the Palmer Wind Farm project please click here and complete the form. 

Alternatively, you can contact us using our details provided below.

Contact us

For further information on the Palmer Wind Farm please contact the project team at palmerwindfarm@tiltrenewables.com or on 1800 WE TILT (938 458).

If you have a complaint, please contact us at complaints@tiltrenewables.com or on 1800 306 118.

You can find Tilt Renewables' Complaints Handling Procedure here.