Employment

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will generate employment opportunities both directly related to the construction and operation of the wind farm and indirectly through increased demand for goods and services.

The original socio economic analysis shows that revenues from the additional demand for goods and services within the region are estimated to contribute up to $166 million per year.

During the operation of the wind farm, revenue associated with additional demand for goods and services is estimated at $21 million per year. It is estimated that approximately 30 people would be employed in the operation of the wind farm.

The project is also expected to have a number of positive implications for business and industry development in the region including greater private sector investment in the Pyrenees and Corangamite regions.

If you are a local business or tradesperson and would like to register for any future opportunities please contact us.

  • 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.