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Palmer Wind Farm

Trustpower Australia Holdings Pty Ltd has lodged Development Application 711/072/14 with Mid Murray Council to develop the Palmer Wind Farm. The project has been defined to include the following elements:

Wind farm comprising up to 114 wind turbines up to a maximum height of 165 metres, up to 7 meteorological masts, a substation, an operations and maintenance facility, temporary construction compounds, turbine laydown and hardstand areas, access tracks and road upgrades, associated earthworks, approximately 72 kilometres of underground cabling and 33kV transmission lines, approximately 27 kilometres of overhead 33kV transmission lines and 10 kilometres of overhead 275kV transmission lines, and up to 3 temporary concrete batching plants.

The project also includes staged approval to substantially commence the development within 5 years and complete it within 8 years.

Below is the development application documentation:

Palmer Wind Farm - Trustpower DA Report - Vol 1(50320 kb)
Palmer Wind Farm - Trustpower DA Report - Vol 2(18952 kb)
August 2014 FINAL VOL 3 Trustpower PWF DA Report Part 1(16463 kb)
August 2014 FINAL VOL 3 Trustpower PWF DA Report Part 2(7821 kb)
August 2014 FINAL VOL 3 Trustpower PWF DA Report Part 3(12637 kb)
August 2014 FINAL VOL 4 Trustpower PWF DA Report Part 1(18665 kb)
August 2014 FINAL VOL 4 Trustpower PWF DA Report Part 2(11511 kb)
August 2014 FINAL VOL 4 Trustpower PWF DA Report Part 3(9863 kb)
PWF Consolidated Description of Development Part 1(407 kb)
PWF Consolidated Description of Development Part 2(4128 kb)
PWF Consolidated Description of Development Part 3(19584 kb)

The application received Development Plan Consent at the 18 December 2015 meeting of the independent Development Assessment Panel.

To view a copy of the Development Assessment Panel Meeting minutes please click here.

The attached Fact Sheets detail the project inception, progress to date, decision making process and next steps, including details of the appeal process to the Environment, Resources and Development (ERD) Court, appeals received and an update on the ERD Court Proceedings.

Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet(59 kb)
Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet - 24 December 2015(57 kb)
Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet - 27 January 2016(39 kb)
Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet - 22 June 2016(39 kb)
Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet - 17 October 2016(39 kb)
Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet - 3 March 2017(39 kb)

Any further enquiries regarding the assessment process for the Palmer Wind Farm can be directed to Council’s Planning Department on (08) 8564 6020 or postbox@mid-murray.sa.gov.au

Please note - Given the policy framework within which the Wind Farm was approved was created by means of a Ministerial Development Plan Amendment in 2012, all queries or concerns relating to that policy should be directed to the office of The Hon John Rau, Minister for Planning – this office can be contacted on 8207 1723, via email agd@agd.sa.gov.au or via post at GPO Box 464, Adelaide  SA  5001.   For further information on the Statewide Wind Farms Development Plan Amendment (Ministerial) please visit http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing-property-and-land/local-government/development-plans/amendments-to-development-plans-proposed-by-the-minister/statewide-wind-farms-amendment

For any queries regarding the approved Keyneton Wind Farm, please contact the Development Assessment Commission, who were the relevant planning authority in the case of that development.  They can be contacted on 8303 0771.

 

 

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