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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 730 734.
TV Reception Surveys
Expressions of interest for the TV reception surveys will be accepted until 28 February 2017.
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 email here.
13 February 2017 - Yaloak South Wind Farm – Project Update
22 November 2016 - Yaloak South Wind Farm – completion of road upgrade works
22 September 2016 - Yaloak South Wind Farm Project – Commencement of Construction
29 August 2016 - Yaloak South pop-up information session advertisement
26 August 2016 - Yaloak South pop-up information session letter