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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Community

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

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Environment

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 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. These applications were exhibited for public notice in October and November 2016.

A Panel Hearing was held at Craigs Royal Hotel, Ballarat between Monday 6 February 2017 and Monday 20 February 2017. The planning panel will prepare a report with their recommendations and submit this to the Victorian Minister for Planning, who will use the report to guide his decision making in due course.

Preliminary Documentation (EPBC Act)

The Department of Environment and Energy determined the project may have potential for a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance and is to be assessed by Preliminary Documentation. Further details on this process, including electronic copies of the documentation, is contained on the Planning Process page of this website.

  • 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.