Wind Prospect is currently undertaking environmental studies to support the development of a wind farm site between Hawkesdale and Orford in south-west Victoria. The area is predominantly cleared land used for cattle and sheep farming although some of the properties are also used for dairy farming and cropping.
The proposed Willatook Wind Farm would comprise up to 83 wind turbines with a total of up to 220 metres from ground to blade tip. Other associated infrastructure will include access tracks (both new and upgraded from existing farm tracks where necessary), underground cabling, overhead lines and other electrical infrastructure such as a substation and export powerline.
It is expected that the wind farm will operate for at least 20 years.