About Stockyard Hill

The project consists of 157 approved wind turbines located approximately 35 km west of Ballarat. The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm has the potential to harness one of Victoria’s best wind resources and will provide substantial environmental, community and economic benefits. We are currently working towards completing the planning permit conditions.

The Project

The Minister for Planning has approved the planning applications for the proposed Stockyard Hill Wind Farm.

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Stockyard Hill Wind Farm recognises the importance of community consultation and encourages the community to have their say...

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Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will contribute a sustainable form of energy to the national electricity market.

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Planning permit applications

The Victorian Government has directed Origin to release the planning permit applications for the Wind Energy Facility amendment, an on-site quarry, and native vegetation removal associated with the overhead 132 kV powerlines for public notification.

All applications and supporting documents can all be viewed at the following locations until 28 October 2016:

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

  • 8 Nicholson Street, Melbourne
  • 402-406 Mair Street, Ballarat

Pyrenees Shire

  • 5 Lawrence Street, Beaufort
  • 122 High Street, Avoca

Corangamite Shire

  • 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown VIC 3260

They are also available here

Any person may make a submission to the Minister for Planning by either:

A submission must be sent to the Minister for Planning in writing; include the application reference number; include the reasons for object or submission; and state how the objector or submitter would be affected. The Minister for Planning will not decide on the applications before the 29 October 2016.

A Directions Hearing will be held on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat, commencing at 11 am. The Panel Hearing will commence on Monday 28 November 2016 at a venue to be determined.

Submitters who wish to be heard at the hearing must complete a request to be heard form by 5pm 28 October 2016 available here. A hard copy can be obtained by calling Planning Panels Victoria 03 9223 5317.

  • Project news

      Origin recently lodged a planning permit amendment application for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm with the Victorian Government, primarily to increase the tip height to 180 metres.

      If approved, the amendment would result in a reduction of 8 wind turbines from the 157 locations approved in the existing planning permit. Please find below the project map associated with showing the amended project design.

      Origin also lodged planning permit applications for an on-site quarry and native vegetation removal associated with the overhead 132 kV powerlines required to connect the wind farm to the 500 kV network south of Lismore.

      Please find below summary guides for the application and amendment application.

      View the amended Wind Energy Facility Indicative Layout Plan

      View the latest Stockyard Hill Wind Farm community newsletter.