Palmer Wind Farm
Trustpower Australia Holdings Pty Ltd lodged Development Application 711/072/14 with Mid Murray Council to develop the Palmer Wind Farm. The project includes 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 Environment, Resources and Development Court (ERD Court) finalised and delivered its decision on the matter with a judgment and formal orders on 9 March 2018, which is now available to the public. The judgment can be viewed at http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/sa/SAERDC/2018/15.html.
The decision of the ERD Court has since been appealed to the Full Court of the Supreme Court and as such, the matter remains ongoing. No on site works can or will commence until the matter has been resolved.
The attached Fact Sheets detail the project inception, progress to date, decision making process, including the ERD Court judgment.
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)
Palmer Wind Farm Fact Sheet - 22 May 2018(40 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 email@example.com
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 Stephan Knoll, Minister for Planning – this office can be contacted on 7109 8430, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via post at GPO Box 1533, 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