The Salt Creek Wind Farm uses 15 Vestas V126-3.6MW wind turbines and produces about 172GWh of clean energy each year. This has the potential to power more than 30,000 homes and is enough energy to meet the needs of a town more than twice the size of Warrnambool.
It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions through clean, renewable energy ad contribute to Victoria's renewable energy ambitions and the Federal Government's 2020 Renewable Energy Target.
The Salt Creek Wind Farm was approved by Planning
Permit PL06/304 issued by the Moyne Shire Council in May 2007 and subsequently
extended in 2010, 2011 and 2014. This planning permit was amended in February
2016 to permit larger rotors and to increase generation output.
The transmission line is designed to operate at 66kV
and therefore did not require a planning permit. However, planning permits were
required for the removal of native vegetation associated with the construction
of the transmission line. Two planning permits were applied for in 2016 (one
for native vegetation within the Corangamite Shire and another within the Moyne
Shire) and were granted by the Minister for Planning in early 2017.
The project did not require formal assessment under
the State Environment Effects Act 1978 or the Commonwealth Environment
Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Please find copies of the planning permits for the