ARARAT WIND FARM
- October 2010 - RES receives planning permits from both Councils on Friday 22nd of October from Hon Justin Madden, Minister for Planning.
- April 2012 - RES receives a planning permit on the 18th April 2012 from Ararat Rural City Council for a 132kV transmission line to connect the Ararat Wind Farm to the national grid network
- August 2012 - RES receives a planning permit on the 2nd August 2012 from Pyrenees Shire Council for a 132/220kV substation at Easter Brooks Lane, Elmhurst to connect the Ararat Wind Farm to the national grid network
- February 2013 - RES contributes towards the purchase of a sprayer for the Crowlands Landcare Group
- February 2013 - RES contributes towards the purchase of a chainsaw for the Warrak Country Fire Authority
- March 2013 - RES starts to submit planning condition management plans to DPCD to discharge planning conditions associated with the wind farm permits
- April 2013 - RES submits planning condition management plans to Ararat Rural City Council to discharge planning conditions associated with the 132kV transmission line permits
RES is proposing to build a wind farm on rural land located approximately 183km northwest of Melbourne and between 9km - 17km northeast of Ararat in Victoria.
On the 7th October, 2009 RES lodged Planning Permit Applications for the development of a 75 turbine Wind Energy Facility in the municipalities of Ararat Rural City Council and Northern Grampian Shire Council.
The Panel Hearing process completed on 15th July 2010. The Planning Permit Application documentation is available through this website and can be found here.
RES received planning permission to construct the wind farm on Friday 22nd of October 2010 from Hon Justin Madden, Minister for Planning.
This was followed in 2012, by permits issued from Ararat Rural City Council and Pyrenees Shire Council to construct a 132kV transmission line and substation connection to the existing 132/220kV Ballarat to Horsham line with a point of connection at Easter Brooks Lane, Elmhurst.
RES is greatly appreciative of the support for the Ararat Wind Farm project from the local community, Ararat Rural City, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire Councils throughout the development of the project. The Ararat wind farm will contribute to the legislated Renewable Energy Target to deliver 20 per cent of Australia's electricity from sustainable sources by 2020 and will offer significant benefits for the local economy thought the construction and lifetime operation of the project.
RES is currently working to comply with the planning conditions attached to the permits, managing grid, off take and contracting arrangements and preparing for construction.
Further information will be posted on this website as it becomes available and in advance of the start of construction.