The Ryan Corner Wind Farm site is located in South-Western Victoria near the township of Yambuk, 16.5km north west of Port Fairy within the Moyne Shire Local Government Area.
The project covers an area of approximately 3,388 Ha, where the current land use is primarily agricultural activities including grazing of sheep and cattle.
The windfarm comprises 52 turbines with a total output of approximately 218.4MW. It will connect to the grid via a 132kV overhead transmission circuit to the existing 500kV Tarrone Terminal Station.
The Minister for Planning approved Ryan Corner Wind Farm in 2008 for up to 68 wind turbines.
In 2010, a Secondary Consent Application was lodged with Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) to slightly increase the size of the turbines.
In 2017, the company applied to amend the development consent to increase the size of the turbines to a blade tip height of up to 180m, whilst at the same time reducing the number of turbines from the original 68 down to 56. This second amendment was approved in December 2017. Since then, the number of turbines has been reduced to 52.
In December 2020, a 15 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was secured with Australian retailer Snowy Hydro.
A further application to amend the current planning permit was lodged with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). This application did not deal with any substantial modifications to the 2017 Planning Permit amendment. It is primarily related to the specific turbine model chosen, and minor adjustments to wind turbine locations and internal access roads, within the allowances of the Planning Permit, and to reflect the final iteration of the detail design.
The final amended planning permit was endorsed in March 2022 and associated management plans endorsed in May 2022, these are available in the Relevant Documentation section on this page.
An extension of time to complete the development under the Planning Permit until 2024, was later granted.
- The permit amendment and all construction management plans are approved
- 132kV yard at the substation is completed and the 33kV yard is undergoing final stages of construction
- The transmission line is completed between the wind farm and Tarrone terminal station
- All foundations have been completed and the erection of the turbines has commenced.
View a 3D Simulation of the Ryan Corner Wind Farm using Google Earth.
Community engagement and beneﬁt sharing
GPG strives to become a long-term neighbour and partner to communities in the vicinity of our projects. The Community Engagement and Benefit Sharing Plan associated with the project is a long term commitment to deliver positive social outcomes to the local community. This plan sponsors initiatives during the Construction and Operation phases of the project that deliver benefits to the community.
Local economic development
As part of the commitments associated with the Ryan Corner wind farm, the project will contribute to the local economic development by:
- creating new job opportunities and retaining existing jobs;
- giving priority, when possible, to local content by using local contractors, suppliers and manufacturers for the provision of a large share of the goods, equipment and services necessary for the project;
All the permits associated with the project are available here.
All the endorsed plans and programs required in the planning permits are available here.
The minutes of all the meetings held by the Community Engagement Committee are available at the Moyne Shire Council website.
You might also be interested in
Detailed information about the Community Engagement and Benefit Sharing Plan associated to the project during the Construction and Operation phases can be found here.
Find answers to your frequently asked questions about permitting, noise, shadow flicker, local employment and other questions here.