OSMI Delburn Wind Farm update – Sep. 2019

Met mast installation

A temporary meteorological tower (met mast), a guy-wire supported lattice structure to collect accurate information regarding weather conditions and wind speed at approximately the proposed hub height of the wind turbines (160 m) is planned to be installed during September. It will be installed in the central part of the project site, in plantation east of Strzelecki Hwy and north of Creamery Rd, and will take 2-3 weeks to install. This met mast is proposed to only be installed during the pre-construction phase of the project, and due to being a temporary met mast (defined as an ‘anemometer’ under the Planning Scheme) it does not require a planning permit unlike other permanent structures. Latrobe City Council and aviation operators are being formally notified of the mast location and height prior it being installed. The mast will provide a good visual reference for what a 160m high tower will look like, and should be visible from the Strzelecki Highway and Creamery Road areas.

Bald Hills Wind Farm Tours

Bald Hills Wind Farm picture supplied by Cath Thompson, permission granted by photographer and landowner, Lindsay Marriott.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our bus tours and open days. All events were well attended, and we have had great feedback. We will aim to hold more in a few months’ time. Below is a picture taken at Bald Hills by one of our attendees.

Preliminary Assessment Reports

The reports for most of our preliminary assessments for the updated 35 turbine layout have been published. This includes:

  • Economic Impacts
  • Traffic Impacts
  • Noise Assessment
  • Shadow Flicker Assessment
  • EMI Assessment

In addition, we have summaries of the results to date for the fire risk assessment and ecological assessments, and the full reports should be available online soon. We are also working on summary sheets for all the reports, for those who don’t wish to read the entire reports.

All these can be found on our new planning page on our website – click here <need a paper friendly URL> to be directed to the page.

Questions/queries

As always, if you have any questions about the project, or would like to organise for someone to come out to your place for a more specific conversation, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Ruth Harper, or drop in to the Boolarra shop front.

Office hours: Wednesday-Thursday 10am-2pm, or by appointment
e: ruthharper@osmi.com.au
m: 0418 928 534.