Yaloak South wind farm

Located an hour west of Melbourne approximately 15 kilometres south of Ballan, the Yaloak South Wind Farm commenced construction in late 2016 and is expected to be complete in early 2018.

The project comprises fourteen Senvion MM92 wind turbine generators, rated at 2.05MW each, providing a total installed capacity of 28.7MW with a maximum hub height of 80m and maximum tip height of 126.25m.

The project is being built in the southern section of the Parwan Valley, which is predominantly cleared agricultural land used for cropping and livestock grazing. Initial plans for a 70 turbine, 115MW capacity wind farm at the site were amended following concerns from local residents of the Parwan Valley about the potential impact on the wedge-tail eagle population and the visual amenity of the local area.

The revised project layout has been designed to reduce potential impacts on native vegetation, wedge tail eagles, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and the landscape.

The facility is one of the closest wind farms to Melbourne and is expected to create interest from both tourists and schools who want to learn more about this clean energy source.

The reduction in size of the wind farm also enables the export of the power generated into the local electricity network, via a short grid extension to the existing 66kV line located along Hamills Lane. This connection will be screened by existing vegetation and have minimal visual impact on native vegetation and cultural heritage.

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

 

Resources

About the Project

Managing Cultural Heritage

Road Upgrades

Managing Construction Impacts

Visual Screening Program

Project Overview and Location Map

 

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 at enquiries@pacifichydro.com.au, by phone on 1800 730 734, or download and complete an expression of interest.

 

Yaloak South Community Fund

The Yaloak South Community Fund has been established to share the benefits of Pacific Hydro’s Yaloak South Wind Farm with the community. $28,000 will be available each year over the 25-year life of the project. Expressions of interest are now invited from community groups or individuals who have a project or an idea that would benefit the local community. Read more on the Yaloak South Community Fund page.

 

Project Updates

The Yaloak South Wind Farm is currently under construction. 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.

16 November 2017 – Project Update

5 October 2017 – Project Update

24 August 2017 – Project Update

14 July 2017 – Project Update

25 May 2017 – Project Update

31 March 2017 – Project Update

03 March 2017 – Construction Traffic

13 February 2017 - Project Update

22 November 2016 - Completion of road upgrade works

22 September 2016 - Commencement of Construction

29 August 2016 - Pop-up information session advertisement

26 August 2016 - Pop-up information session letter