Significant planning in the development, construction and operational phases of Lal La Wind Farms has ensured we meet local and global industry standards.
Project documentation related to planning and compliance is available for download below.
In 2009, then-owner of the project, WestWind Energy, was granted a permit by the Victorian Planning Minister to construct and operate the Lal Lal Wind Farms. The permit was for the installation of 64 wind turbines with a maximum height of 130m.
In 2015, WestWind Energy submitted an application to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to amend the design of the wind farm. The application sought to amend the existing permit to enable the use of new, more efficient wind turbine technology. The use of new technology reduced the number of turbines to 60 with a maximum height of 161m.
In 2017, the Victorian Planning Minister approved the application to amend the permit, with a further amendment in September 2018. The final, approved, planning permit can be sourced below.
The following compliance plans have been developed as per the conditions set out in the planning permit for Lal Lal Wind Farms.
We are committed to working with members of the community to both acknowledge and resolve enquiries in a timely manner. If you would like to lodge a complaint relating to the wind farm, please refer to the following guidelines. Alternatively, the Lal Lal Wind Farms community drop-in centre is located at the Buninyong Information Centre, 408 Warrenheip Street, Buninyong. Opening times can be found on the Community page of our website.