Sale of Stockyard Hill Wind Farm to Goldwind Australia

Under the terms of agreements executed with Goldwind, Origin will sell Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, Australia’s largest wind development, for $110 million and sign a 530 MW long-term PPA from the commencement of operations in 2019 to 2030. Origin will agree to buy all of the power generated by the wind farm and the associated Renewable Energy Certificates for a market leading PPA price of below $60/MWh.


This newsletter provides information to the communities involved in the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm development, situated between Skipton and Beaufort, 35 km west of Ballarat.

Federal Government approval for Origin's Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

Origin's Stockyard Hill Wind Farm recently received approval from the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Summary guides

Summary guides providing an overview of the planning applications for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm are now available. They provide an introduction to the documentation and associated studies.

  • 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.