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Proposed Developments in Our Region

Proposed Developments in Our Region

Latrobe City Council are seeing a number of proposed large scale development projects that are being met with both concern and positivity from members of our community as part of early consultation activities.

Projects such as the proposed Battery Recycling Plant in Hazelwood North, the proposed Frasers Solar Farm in Glengarry and proposed Delburn Wind Farm are just a sample of these projects that have raised the interest of community members.

View the projects below and contact the proponents for the projects for more detail/provide feedback on the projects:

Delburn Wind Farm

33 wind turbines are proposed as part of the Delburn Wind Farm by OSMI Australia in HVP Plantations land bordered by Hernes Oak, Darlimurla, Narracan and Thorpdale to the west and Yinnar and Boolarra to the east. 

You can contact the proponent on phone 1800 676428 or email contactus@osmi.com.au

View more information about Delburn Wind Farm

Frasers Solar Farm

Frasers Solar Farm proposed by South Energy will be located about 2km south of the township of Toongabbie across 110 hectares of land. It has a proposed capacity of up to 75 megawatts.

A planning permit application was lodged with the Minister for Planning on 9 November 2019  for the  use and development of land for a solar energy facility and utility installations including the construction of buildings and the carrying out of works, the removal of native vegetation, and business identification signage at Frasers Lane, Glengarry North.

The application is currently on notification and any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make  other submissions to the Minister for Planning at either:

View a copy of the permit

View more information about Fraser Solar Farm

Battery Recycling Plant in Hazelwood North

Chunxing Corporation Pty Ltd is proposing to establish a Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling plant at Fourth Rd, Hazelwood North, near Morwell, Victoria, to process 50,000 tonnes per year of spent lead acid batteries and recycle them into 28,000 tonnes of refined lead per year.

The proposal requires both a works approval from the EPA and a planning permit from Council.

A works approval application was lodged with EPA on 15 November 2019, a copy of the works approval application can be viewed on the Engage Victoria website.

A planning permit application has been lodged with Council, the following is an indicative overview of the time frames and processes involved in Councils assessment of the application.

A planning permit application, for the proposed used lead acid battery recycling plant at Hazelwood North, was received by Council on 3 February 2020. 

Following an initial assessment of the application, further information from the applicant has been requested by Council

The following is a general outline of next steps:

  • Once all the information needed is received, Council Planning officers will again assess the application;
  • A ‘public submissions’ opportunity on the matter will allow Councillors to hear community sentiment in relation to the application. This will be advertised, as a minimum via a social media post, on our website and by contacting everyone who has contacted us about the process to date.

The matter will be subsequently considered at a future Ordinary Council Meeting. 

Timeframe Overview

Magnesium Metal Production Facility in Hazelwood North

Latrobe Magnesium Ltd is proposing to establish a Magnesium Metal Production Facility capable of generating 3,000 tonnes of magnesium per annum.

The process uses fly ash, an underutilised by-product of the coal combustion process from the Yallourn W power station as the raw material to produce magnesium.

The facility would operate on a trial basis for approximately 18 months initially to demonstrate the production and feasibility of the process, before deciding whether to commence full ongoing production.

The proposal requires both a Research Development and Demonstration approval from the EPA and a planning permit from Council.

  • A planning permit application was lodged with Council in March 2020.
  • A Research Development and Demonstration approval application has not yet been lodged with the EPA.

Note: The above timeframes are indicative only and will change depending on a range of factors particularly how responsive the applicant is to our further information request

For more information about the planning permit application contact Karen Egan Coordinator Statutory Planning via email karen.egan@latrobe.vic.gov.au

 

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