Future Energy Pty Ltd has commenced the development of a three turbine wind farm approximately 12.5 km south of Simpson, Victoria. Once approved, the wind farm will connect to the existing 22 kV electricity network in the area and will produce the equivalent energy usage of around 4000 households.
The planning application for the Ferguson Wind Farm will be lodged with the Minister for Planning in the coming months. The application will be assessed against the Policy and Planning Guidelines for the Development of Wind Energy Facilities in Victoria which sets standards and limits including the following:
At the appropriate time, all the planning documents relating to the wind farm will be available for public viewing at the Corangamite Shire Council Offices in Camperdown and will also be accessible via this website.