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New 116-turbine wind farm for the Wimmera, Victoria

WIND-FARMWind farm: 116-turbine farm gets tick of approval http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/wind-farm-116turbine-farm-gets-tick-of-approval/news-story/9748769c22c8e976b78e65e2c9907195  KATH SULLIVAN, The Weekly Times December 7, 2016  ONE of Victoria’s most expensive wind farms will be built in the Wimmera, after the State Government approved its planning application.

The $650 million, 116-turbine farm at Murra Warra, north of Horsham, was approved by Planning Minister Richard Wynne after no objections were received.

“We are paving the way for more investment and jobs in the wind sector and it’s great to see Murra Warra come online and deliver a boost to the region,” Mr Wynne said.

Project operator RES said the farm would create more than 600 jobs during construction, 15 ongoing jobs and remove more than one million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year from Victoria’s energy sector.

It is expected to generate enough energy to power 252,000 homes. RES is working with 18 families, across more than 4250ha, who are expected to receive lease payments for the turbines.

RES also manages a 75-turbine wind farm under construction at Ararat.

December 9, 2016 - Posted by | Victoria, wind

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