The Developers

Project Ownership

The Delburn Wind Farm is a joint venture between OSMI Australia and Cubico Sustainable Investments

OSMI Australia is a renewable energy development company with over 50 years of experience in wind farm development, ecological assessment, stakeholder engagement and environmental regulation in Victoria. OSMI’s founding Directors have been responsible for the development of wind farms at Wonthaggi, Waubra, Bald Hills and Stockyard Hill, totalling more than 800 MW of installed wind capacity.

Cubico Sustainable Investments is a renewable energy company, not a fund with a limited time horizon. We develop and own our renewables assets outright with investments in 13 countries and an installed capacity of around 4 GW.

We have renewable energy projects in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, the United States, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia. Our portfolio includes onshore wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and transmission and distribution line technologies, covering the whole energy chain from development and/or construction to operation. Cubico will purchase 100 percent of the project prior to the commencement of construction.

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Group of people participating in tour of Bald Hill Wind Farm
Community Engagement

Our Approach

Our approach to community engagement and consultation includes:

  • Early engagement with the community
  • Exceeding standard compliance and industry benchmarks
  • Hiring local long-term employees and local procurement
  • Local project office and information centre
  • Community education and events
  • Publication of all technical information on our website prior to statutory timeframes to ensure the community have additional time to review, question and comment on the project
  • A co-developed Community Benefits Scheme featuring:

The Team

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Peter Marriott
Executive Director Development

Peter leverages his experience of growing up on and continuing to support a grazing enterprise in South Gippsland when working with regional communities. Having completed a double degree in civil engineering and commerce, Peter brings a unique blend of industry experience, professionalism, technical competence, leadership and approachability to the OSMI team.

Peter commenced work in the renewable energy industry in 2004 by joining Wind Power Pty Ltd as a project engineer to support greenfield wind farm development (Waubra, Bald Hills, Lexton, Stockyard Hill) and to support facility operations (Wonthaggi). Following acquisition of the company by Origin Energy, Peter quickly expanded roles and responsibilities within Origin’s domestic and international renewable energy development portfolio.

Peter was appointed to the senior role of leading the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project through the final stages of development and played an instrumental role in the market-leading long-term Power Purchase Agreement being committed to by Origin. Peter then continued with the project under Goldwind and directly managed the final stages of project development, due diligence and early stage construction compliance.

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Elizabeth Radcliffe
Executive Director Operations and Compliance

Elizabeth brings a depth of engineering and regulatory experience as well as strong local knowledge of and connections with the Gippsland region to OSMI. After graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Elizabeth completed a Master of Environmental Engineering in the early 1990s when this was emerging as a new discipline.

Elizabeth developed her expertise consulting to heavy industry assessing and advising on reducing industrial impacts on the environment across Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa and South East Asia.

In 2000 Elizabeth joined the Victorian Environment Protection Authority where she was responsible for the Gippsland Region for close to ten years and subsequently held the role of Executive Director — Regional Services, where she was responsible for EPA’s delivery of regulatory responsibilities across the state. Elizabeth has also held senior roles with Earth Resources Regulation, Parks Victoria and the Country Fire Authority.

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Anne Forbes
Communications and Engagement Manager

Anne is a specialist in communications and engagement. She has over 22 years’ experience working for the Victorian government, four local councils, and energy distribution and infrastructure services organisations. She has broad experience in energy, emergency management, and infrastructure portfolios and was a Senior Communications Advisor to the Victorian Energy Minister.

Her qualifications include Post Graduate studies in Public Relations at RMIT, a certificate in engagement from the International Association for Public Participation Engagement (IAP2), the Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development Certificate from Griffith University and the Community Power Agency and a Bachelor of Arts Humanities at Monash University.

As a local to the area, she understands the importance of community engagement when planning infrastructure projects. Anne is passionate about giving back to the community and has been a CFA volunteer for over 13 years.

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Stephen Buckle
Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Stephen brings vast industry experience and entrepreneurship to the OSMI team. Stephen completed a fine art degree and graduated in 1984, majoring in ceramics. He then worked as a commercial and domestic builder until 1999 when he established a successful business under the name Stephen Buckle and Associates Pty Ltd, which still exists today. For seven years he owned, developed and managed a 72-bed aged care facility in Kew called Highgrove.

Stephen was the founding director of Wind Power Pty Ltd, a wind farm development company responsible for six turbines in Wonthaggi, 52 turbines in Bald Hills, 129 turbines in Waubra as well as Stockyard Hills wind farms. These were some of the earliest and biggest wind farms in Victoria. After ten years of building this highly successful business, Stephen sold Wind Power to Origin Energy and the company, along with its ten employees, moved to Origin and became Origin’s renewable energy department.

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