The proposed Willatook Wind Farm is located between Orford and Hawkesdale in south-west Victoria and consists of up to 59 wind turbine generators, a battery energy storage facility and supporting infrastructure. The project site consists of undulating plains covering more than 4,000 hectares used primarily for sheep and cattle grazing.

The project is situated within the South West Renewable Energy Zone established by the Victorian State Government. This renewable zone is centred on the existing Moorabool to Heywood 500 kilovolt transmission line, which passes through the project site.

It has been in development for several years and has undergone continual refinement to avoid and minimise the potential environmental and social impacts. These potential impacts were identified through engagement with project stakeholders and through studies by subject matter experts.

The project has been developed by Wind Prospect. Wind Prospect is an independently owned renewable energy project developer that has operated in Australia since 2000. During that time Wind Prospect has gained planning approval for twenty wind farms and two solar farms within Australia. Find out more about Wind Prospect here. 

Planning and approvals

Wind Prospect has prepared the Environment Effects Statement (EES) and planning permit applications for the Willatook Wind Farm, which can be viewed on the the planning page of this website from Monday 4 July, 2022.

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ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS STATEMENT

The Willatook EES consists of a summary, a main report of 27 chapters and 15 supporting studies and peer reviews. You can view the EES and planning permit applications during public exhibition (4 July – 12 August, 2022) .

PROJECT NEWS UPDATES

As the project progresses, Wind Prospect publishes updated resources including newsletters and the project information booklet on the news page. You can keep up-to-date on the project’s progress by registering for updates.

Check in regularly for updates.