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Mortlake South Wind Farm

The Mortlake South Wind Farm is proposed for a site 5 kilometres south of Mortlake in the Moyne Shire of south Western Victoria. 

The wind farm will be constructed on cleared, open and level predominantly dairy farming country. The location is highly exposed to consistent winds across this part of the state.

Planning approval was originally granted by the State Government in 2010. In April 2017, the Minister for Planning approved an amendment to the planning permit to allow for the use of contemporary wind turbine technology. The A$275m project will generate significant economic activity in the Moyne Shire and surrounds.

Current Permit Information

A link to the Planning Permit is available to view here.

 

General Information

Location
Approximately 5km south of the Mortlake township, within the Moyne Shire
Project Configuration
35 turbines
Maximum Tip height
186 metres
Anticipated construction completion
October 2020

Benefits

  • The project will provide a substantial additional economic focus in the Moyne Shire, independent of, but complimentary to ongoing dairying, grazing, cropping, tourism and associated service activities of the shire.
  • Generate 90 new and 34 retained jobs during construction (approximately 124 jobs during construction)
  • Provide 10 ongoing jobs
  • Provide a diversified income for host landowners.
  • Provide a substantial increase in Moyne shire’s rates base.
  • Result in the establishment of a Shared Benefits Program to strategically deliver added value to the local region over the lifecycle of the project.
  • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 115,000 homes annually.

To learn more about the Mortlake South Wind Farm, click on the Factsheet.

 

Community Engagement and Shared Benefits Program

ACCIONA is committed to improving the social and economic platform of the region and sharing the benefits of the project as widely and equitably as possible to deliver fair outcomes. 

The Mortlake South Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program will comprise several components:

  • Neighbourhood Benefit Program
  • Small Grants / Sponsorship Program
  • Education / Scholarship Program

Neighbourhood Benefit Program - One aspect of a suite of shared benefits offered by ACCIONA will be the ‘Neighbourhood Benefit Program’.  The Neighbourhood Benefit Program will involve a gift card scheme which will be open to eligible residents nearest to the Mortlake South Wind Farm.  During the construction phase of the project, a payment based on proximity bands from Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) will be offered.  All landholders that own and reside in a dwelling that is considered their principle place of residence, within 4kms of a constructed WTG will be provided with an annual financial incentive.   

The financial incentives will be made via a gift card program which will be redeemable at local businesses within Mortlake, Terang and Noorat.  This concept ensures that funds are dispersed locally and encourages residents to shop locally and support local businesses and therefore enhance the local economy.

Supply and Contracting Opportunities

ACCIONA is committed to supporting local industry participation and is encouraging local suppliers and contractors that are interested in conducting business for the project to register your interest. 

To learn more about the wind farm construction work packages and indicative time frames for the construction phase, please clink on the Mortlake South Wind Farm Fact Sheet or the Mortlake South Wind Farm Procurement Fact Sheet and Local Industry Stakeholder Session Presentation or send us an email.

All current vacancies for the Mortlake South Wind Farm are advertised on the Employment Channel on ACCIONA’s website - http://employmentchannel.acciona.com/

Off Site Landscaping Program

Owners of residential dwellings within 4 kilometres of a Mortlake South Wind Farm Turbine Generator are invited to apply for a visual screening assessment.  The Off-Site Landscaping Program is a requirement of the MSWF Planning Permit to assist neighbours closest to the wind farm in reducing the visual impacts of the project through the use of landscaping, tree planting or other treatments.  To find out more - click on the Expression of Interest Form. If your property is assessed as eligible, a site inspection will be arranged by ACCIONA Energy.  Following the site inspection, a landscaping plan to determine the type of screening that would be suitable, will be prepared based on your preferences, by a landscaping professional. 

 

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