Crowlands wind farm

The Project

Crowlands Wind Farm project is a renewable energy development located in Western Victoria’s Pyrenees Shire Council, 25km north-east of Ararat (205km west of Melbourne).

The site has been identified as an area highly suitable for efficiently capturing energy from the wind. Pacific Hydro’s Challicum Hills Wind Farm is located 40km to the south, which was the biggest wind farm in Australia when completed in 2003.

After a long period of consultation with the local community that began in 2004, the project was granted planning approval in August 2010. Following pre-construction assessments, consultations and reviews, the layout for the project has been refined and subsequently reduced. Development approval to construct and operate a wind energy facility at Crowlands was granted to Pacific Hydro in 2013.

The Crowlands Wind Farm project will now consist of 39 turbines that will produce clean energy equivalent to the yearly needs of around 50,000 Victorian homes. The turbines to be installed will be Senvion MM92 wind turbine generators, rated at 2.05MW each, with a maximum hub height of 100m and maximum blade tip height of 146.5m.

The development of the Crowlands wind farm project will seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by proposing a renewable energy source for the local and surrounding community, whilst assisting in reaching greenhouse gas reduction targets in Victoria and contributing to the Renewable Energy Target.

Crowlands Wind Farm has been underwritten by the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project, a power purchasing agreement between fourteen leading universities, cultural institutions, corporations and Councils.

For any complaints, enquiries or feedback about this project, please contact us at or 1800 730 734.

Local Benefits

Pacific Hydro has a strong track record of delivering lasting benefits to the local communities in which our projects are located. The project will deliver a boost to the local economy with local construction jobs; local suppliers and contractors will also be engaged for the construction and delivery of the project wherever possible.

The project will help to maintain and further grow local capabilities in renewable energy project construction, diversify local skills, and contruibute to the prosperity of the local economy.

Visual Screening Program

Pacific Hydro is offering visual screening for individual residences located close to the project. If you live within 3km of the project and wish to be considered for visual screening, please contact us or download and complete an expression of interest.


Project Location Map

About the Project

Managing Construction Impacts

Television Reception

Visual Screening Program

More Information

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Project updates

Early construction works at Crowlands Wind Farm are currently underway. Updates and information about the project are available here and on the Pacific Hydro Community Noticeboard - you can also subscribe for project updates by contacting us.

18 January 2019 - Project Update

16 November 2018 – Project Update

19 September 2018 - Project Update

17 July 2018 - Project Update

5 June 2018 - Project Update

15 December 2017 – Project Update

20 November 2017 – Drop-in Community Information Session