Willatook Wind Farm News

2024

April

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 15. Download PDF

2022

December

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 14. Download PDF

November

A panel hearing was conducted between 11 October and 7 November. This provided an opportunity for those who made submissions on the EES or planning applications to be heard at the hearing. Following conclusion of the hearing, the inquiry will submit its report to the Minister to inform the Minister’s assessment for the project. The Minister for Planning will conclude the EES process by issuing a written assessment of the project’s environmental impacts under the EE Act. The minister’s assessment is not an approval in its own right, but will recommend whether the project’s environmental effects are acceptable, and may set out modifications or further management measures that the Minister thinks are appropriate.

For more information, visit the Victorian Government’s engagement website;

https://engage.vic.gov.au/willatook-wind-farm-inquiry/

October

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 13. Download PDF

PUBLIC HEARING: The Public Hearing will commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 11 October 2022 and will run across four weeks to Monday 7 November 2022. The in-person Hearing days will run from Tuesday 11 October to Friday 14 October (Week 1) and Wednesday 2 November to Friday 4 November (Week 4). The Hearing (including the in-person days) can be accessed using the following link: Click here to join the Willatook Wind Farm Inquiry and Panel Hearing | Meeting ID: 827 0205 7968

September 

DIRECTIONS HEARING: The Inquiry and Panel held a Directions Hearing at 10.00am on Friday, 2 September 2022 online by video conference using Zoom. The date and format of the Public Hearing were determined.

July/August

PROJECT MATERIALS GO ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION – You can view the full EES and planning permit application documents on the planning page here

June

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 12. Download PDF

April  

WEBINAR AVAILABLE – The Willatook Wind Farm team held a webinar recently (7/4/22) to present the process and findings of three key environmental assessments (ecology, noise and visual amenity).

  • The presentation is now available to be viewed –  Download PDF
  • The webinar is now available to be watched – Watch video

TECHNICAL WEBINAR REGISTRATION –  An online webinar will be held via Microsoft Teams for people to hear from three specialists who have conducted ecology, noise and landscape and visual impact assessments for the proposed Willatook Wind Farm Project. A Q&A session will be included. You are invited – Register here

INFORMATION BOOKLET  –  The project has progressed considerably and the latest Information Booklet, available for download here, reflects the current phase – Download PDF

March 

COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSION – You’re invited – Download PDF

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 11. Download PDF

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE VACANCIES – Nominations for Community Representatives –  Moyne Shire Council is seeking nominations from residents in the vicinity of the proposed Willatook Wind Farm site to fill three (3) community representative vacancies on the Willatook Wind Farm Community Engagement Committee(CEC), which is an Advisory Committee to Council. Learn more

2021

December 

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 10. Download PDF

September 

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 09.Download PDF

April 

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 08Download PDF

November

PROPOSED NEIGHBOURHOOD BENEFIT PROGRAM – Wind Prospect is very pleased to share the proposed Neighbour Benefit Program for the Willatook Wind Farm. The program reflects feedback obtained since taking the concept to the project community in 2019. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you would like to discuss the program further. Download PDF

June 

WILLATOOK WIND FARM – Newsletter 07. Download PDF

2020

February 

NEIGHBOURHOOD DOOR KNOCK – Wind Prospect staff knocked on the doors of all dwellings located within approximately 6km of a proposed wind turbine location, to discuss the proposed Willatook Wind Farm and seek community feedback on the proposal.

2019

November 

NEIGHBOURHOOD DOOR KNOCK – Wind Prospect staff knocked on the doors of all dwellings located within approximately 6km of a proposed wind turbine location, to discuss the proposed Willatook Wind Farm and seek community feedback on the proposal.

October 

CLEAN ENERGY COUNCIL WIND FARM OPEN DAYS – On Sunday 27 October 15 clean energy projects from five states, including four in Victoria, threw open their gates to the public for a range of fun and informative open day events.

August 

FINAL SCOPING REQUIREMENTS here
COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP
– application forms and terms and conditions. Download PDF.

July

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS – poster and information booklet. Download PDF.
DRAFT SCOPING REQUIREMENTS here
WILLATOOK WIND FARM
– Newsletter 06. Information on community benefits. Download PDF
PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY here

2018

December 

ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS STATEMENT (EES) – Minister for Planning determines that an EES is required. Read more.

October 

ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS STATEMENT REFERRAL (EES) Referral is lodged
WILLATOOK WIND FARM –
Newsletter 05.Download PDF.

2017

October

120 METRE WIND MONITORING MAST INSTALLED.

August 

WILLATOOK WIND FARM Newsletter 04. Download PDF.

April  

WILLATOOK WIND FARM Newsletter 03. Download PDF.

2010

November

WILLATOOK WIND FARM Newsletter 02. Download PDF.

September

WILLATOOK WIND FARM Newsletter 01. Download PDF.