Delburn Wind Farm to power ahead in Gippsland

Following a Supreme Court challenge, Justice Richards has ruled the Victorian Planning Minister’s permit for the Delburn Wind Farm is valid.

OSMI Australia Executive Director Development, Peter Marriott said he was pleased with the Supreme Court outcome. “This provides certainty for the Delburn Wind Farm to proceed, and we are actively working to bring the project into construction in early 2024. We are excited to be able to invest in the region and create local jobs.

“We are now focused on getting on with building the wind farm and contributing to a much[1]needed transition to renewable energy for Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.

“The Delburn Wind Farm will produce renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions, and create local employment.”

The Delburn Wind Farm is expected to provide more than 186 full time jobs during construction and 24 ongoing jobs during the 30-year operational life of the wind farm. With a commitment to hiring locals, the wind farm will deliver economic benefits for local suppliers, contractors, businesses and accommodation providers. Mr Marriott said the Delburn Wind Farm would work with the community to ensure it delivers long term benefits to the surrounding communities.

“We invite community members to join our Community Consultative Committee to help shape the generous neighbourhood profit sharing scheme and community development fund.

“We want the local community to determine how the neighbourhood profit share scheme should be shared. This includes delivering approximately $500,000 per annum directly to the neighbourhood area near the wind farm, on top of the committed $150,000 community fund per annum.

“We also want to hear from any residents who are concerned or opposed to the wind farm development – it’s not too late to discuss your concerns, ask questions and let us work with you to share information and understanding,” he said.

Information updates are an important part of the Delburn Wind Farm community engagement program and will increase in frequency as the wind farm project develops. The Delburn Wind Farm will work with local neighbours and surrounding communities to ensure they are informed of all activities in the delivery of the wind farm.

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