The Willatook Wind Farm is a proposed 350-megawatt wind farm project located at Willatook, 22-kilometres north of Port Fairy and 32-kilometres north-west of Warrnambool in south west Victoria.
The scope of the project includes:
- up to 59 wind turbines
- an on-site electrical substation to the existing Tarrone Terminal Station
- 112 kilometres of underground electricity cables laid within 62 kilometres of trechnches one metre below the surface
- a battery storage system
- operations and maintenance buildings and yard
- 60 kilometres of new or upgraded access tracks, and
- three meteorological masts.
The project proponent is Willatook Wind Farm, owned by Wind Prospect.
|Dec 2024||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Dec 2026||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Willatook Wind Farm, owned by Wind Prospect|
|Jul 2022||The Environmental Effects Statement and planning permit applications were placed on public exhibition, closing in 12 August 2022.|
|Nov 2022||The Inquiry and Panel held a panel hearing from 11 October to 7 November to hear submissions on the project's Environmental Effects Statement and planning permit applications.|
|Jan 2023||The Inquiry and Panel submitted its report following the public hearing to the Victorian Minister for Planning.|
Project websiteWillatook Wind Farm
Government resourcesDepartment of Transport and Planning Project Page
Engage Victoria project page