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The Waddi Wind Farm and Waddi Solar Farm have planning approvals in place. These approvals were updated to take advantage of advances in renewable energy technology and adapt to changes in the electricity network.


The Waddi Wind Farm was granted conditional planning approval for up to 57 turbines by the Shire of Dandaragan on 11 January 2012. Since this time amendments to the planning approval have been made to allow for changes to the project layout and an increased turbine tip height of 180 metres. The amended planning approval also allows for a direct connection with the transmission line network north of the Cataby substation.

EPBC referral

We are currently reviewing the relevant regulatory approvals to ensure the final project design has been adequately considered by the relevant regulatory authorities prior to proceeding with the wind farm.

On 30 August 2023, a revised EPBC referral was made to the Federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).

DCCEEW has now published the referral on the EPBC Act Public Portal. The referral documentation is currently open for public comment until 30 October 2023. Comments on the EPBC Act Referral can be made via the EPBC Act Public Portal

We would encourage you to review the documentation on the EPBC Act Public Portal and make a comment should you wish to do so.

At the end of the consultation period, the EPBC Act Referral, along with any comments received, will be used by DCCEEW to help decide whether this proposed action requires further assessment and approval under the EPBC Act.

Any further amendments to the current planning approvals for the wind farm will progressively be included on this website prior to the project’s construction.

The Waddi Solar Farm secured planning approval in 2016. The approval allows the Project to be constructed within the boundary of the Waddi Wind Farm.