Tilt Renewables has lodged a planning permit application for the Latrobe Valley BESS with the Minister for Planning. As part of this planning permit application, we have addressed environmental considerations relevant to the Project’s location and nature of the BESS development, including:
- Flora and Fauna
- Cultural Heritage
- Hydrology / Surface Water
- Landscape and Visual Impact
- Environmental Management
On 16 November 2020, Planning Scheme Amendment VC192 was gazetted, making the Minister for Planning the Responsible Authority for BESS Projects of this nature. We are also committed to ongoing consultation with the Latrobe City Council as the Project progresses and have sought their feedback on our approach to the planning permit application and accompanying enivronmental assessments.
Tilt Renewables has been instructed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to provide notice of the application in accordance with section 52(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act), under delegation from the Minister for Planning in accordance with section 53(1) of the Act.
The planning permit application and all supporting environmental assessments can be viewed below, and via the Victorian Government Planning Portal. The Project is on public exhibition until 30 July 2021.