Salt Creek Wind Farm is currently under development 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. The current permit allows construction of up to 15 turbines, producing up to 100 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power around 30,000 homes.
The targeted commissioning date is April 2018.
Planning approval for the project was obtained in 2007 and site works commencing in March 2012, with development of the site facility foundations and the project entrance. Works were paused to allow for negotiations for a connection to the grid. The site includes an operating commercial quarry.
Trustpower purchased the project in June 2013. An application for an amendment to the project’s permit, to allow an update to a more modern, efficient turbine design, is currently with the Moyne Shire Council.
We are a power company that believes in being involved in the communities where we operate and in the places where those communities live, work, bring up their children and run businesses. We implement a variety of initiatives to benefit communities in project areas.
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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5km south of Woorndoo, Victoria
April 2018 (proposed)
Up to 30 MW (proposed)
Up to 100 GWh (proposed)
80 construction jobs, 4 full time staff
18 month project
Up to $100 million
For further information please click here to download the project factsheet
For more information please contact the project team on:
Aus Ph: 1800 839 661
PO Box 16080 Collins St West, Melbourne Vic 8007