WHYTE YARCOWIE WIND FARM
Wind Prospect respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our office and each of our projects are located.
We also acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to the land and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The proposed Whyte Yarcowie Wind Farm is located south-east of the Whyte Yarcowie township and 190 km north of Adelaide in the northern Mount Lofty ranges of South Australia. The area is predominantly cleared land, used for livestock and farming.
Wind Prospect is undertaking feasibility studies for the development of a wind farm with up to 85 wind turbines. The project site has been chosen due to its high wind resource and location near existing transmission infrastructure.
Wind Prospect has been undertaking wind monitoring at the site for some time, with a wind monitoring tower erected in 2012. More extensive monitoring is planned over the next few years.
Wind Prospect see the development of a windfarm as collaborative process between developers, landholders, local communities, Aboriginal custodians, technicians, data analysts, engineers, biologists, sociologists, local and state government, elected members, administrators and planners, manufacturers, small business and volunteers. It is a long journey from concept to reality and there is a rigorous process that all proposals must be tested against.
Wind Prospect has been developing renewable energy projects in Australia since 2000. We have achieved planning approval for 22 wind farms and two solar farms, totalling more than 3,000 megawatts of electricity generating capacity. Of these projects, more than 2,100 megawatts are either operating or under construction. Find out more about Wind Prospect here.
To all our project stakeholders, stay safe and well and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any queries.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS
Wind Prospect will share an updated project design, and our community benefits sharing information with the community for consultation via a series of community information sessions being held in November 2023.
Details for these sessions can be seen below:
- Wednesday 29 November, 12-3pm Hallett Hall
- Wednesday 29 November, 4.30-7.30pm Whyte Yarcowie Public Hall
- Thursday 30 November, 10.30am-1.30pm Whyte Yarcowie Public Hall
- Thursday 30 November, 3pm-6pm Terowie Institute Supper Room