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:
Battery Recycling Plant in Hazelwood North
In response to the community interest on this proposed facility, we have compiled the latest information and a timeline of the approvals process.
Delburn Wind Farm
Delburn Wind Farm proposed by Delburn Wind Farm Pty Ltd (a member entity of OSMI Australia) Pty Ltd will be located in HVP Plantations land bordered by Hernes Oak, Darlimurla, Narracan and Thorpdale to the west and Yinnar and Boolarra to the east.
The proposal spans three Local Government Areas and an area of 4,778 hectares of land. The proposal includes development of 33 wind turbines (28 in Latrobe City, 4 in South Gippsland Shire and 1 in Baw Baw Shire) with an expected capacity of up to 200 megawatts.
Four planning permit applications have been lodged with the Minister for Planning on 23 December 2020 for the project. There are three separate applications for the Wind Energy Facility; one in Latrobe City, one in Baw Baw Shire and one in South Gippsland Shire.
The application within Latrobe City is for the development and use of land for a wind energy facility and associated buildings and works (including two permanent anemometers, a battery energy storage system facility and associated infrastructure), removal of native vegetation, alterations to a road in a Road Zone Category 1, business identification signage and car parking to the satisfaction of the Responsible Authority.
The fourth application is for buildings and works associated with a utility installation, removal of native vegetation and display of business identification signage on land adjoining the Strzelecki Highway in Delburn.
Information relating to each application can be viewed on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
The application is in the preliminary stages of assessment.
You can contact the proponent on phone 1800 676428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Minister for Planning has issued a Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit.
Solar Energy Facility – Tramway Road
A planning permit application was lodged with the Minister for Planning on 10 August 2020 for the use and development of a renewable energy facility (solar energy facility), utility installation, removal of native vegetation, and signs at 436 and 545 Tramway Road, Hazelwood North.
The application is in its preliminary stages of assessment.
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 was issued for the proposal on 5 June 2020.