Salt Creek Wind Farm is currently under construction near Woorndoo, around 250 kilometres west of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia. The site is located on a Merino Stud Farm and offers excellent wind resource. Financial close for the project was received on June 30, 2017 and construction began in July 2017.
Planning approval for the project was obtained in 2007. The current permit allows construction of up to 15 turbines, producing up to 172 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power around 30,000 homes. Construction will take 12 months.
A Community Information Day was held on Tuesday, July 11, at the Woorndoo Recreation Reserve Social Rooms. For more information call 1800 122 823
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Our Lend A Hand Foundation operates at four project sites, including Snowtown in South Australia. The Foundation assists small charitable organisations and individuals by giving them a hand when they need it most, through funding, mentoring and the provision of goods and services.
Tilt Renewables will continue to recommend maximising local employment in our construction contracts. The majority of local employment is during construction, but the operations phase also provides opportunities for local employment and local business contracts. Typical goods and services likely to be sourced locally include accommodation, engineering, freight services, construction materials and equipment, local labour, technical contractors, earthworks services, fencing and landscaping.
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Tilt Renewables is committed to using local labour whenever possible. As we progress towards this financial close in Q1 of 2017 we are seeking expressions of interest from locals with expertise in a range of fields.
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30 June 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - Green Light for Salt Creek Wind Farm
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5km south of Woorndoo, Victoria
Up to 54 MW
Up to 172 GWh/year
Circa 100 construction jobs, up to 4 full time staff post construction
12 month project
Circa $100 million
For more information please contact the project team on:
Aus Ph: 1800 122 823
PO Box 16080 Collins St West, Melbourne Vic 8007