Environmental Outcomes – Seymour Wind Farm
Size: 600 MW
Estimated Annual Production of Electricity: 2 million MWh
CO2 offsets: 2 million tonnes of CO2
Provides energy for: 430k homes
Is equivalent to taking: 700k cars off the road or planting 7 million trees.
Currently FERA are looking at two separate zones for the project, containing wind turbines and transmission lines.
The wind farm investigation area is bound by Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy, Highlands and Tarcombe. The transmission line investigation area spans toward the 330kV transmission line in the south east.
This area was selected based on its strong wind resource and its proximity to the main transmission line between Melbourne and Sydney.
Care will be taken to minimise the impact of new infrastructure on local homes.
The Seymour project will not only produce electricity sustainably toward Australia’s green future, but will also elevate the surrounding community.
Fera places strong importance on community involvement in the project during its planning, construction, and operation phases. Once the project is within reach of construction, we are looking to establish a Community Consultative Committee (CCC). Annual funding will be supplied to the CCC to complete community projects.
These projects will create a positive legacy for the wind farm in the area and increase the benefits the community gain while supplying the country with sustainable energy from their backyard.
Please contact us if you have any interest in joining, or would like more information on the committee.
Fera has a large focus on employing local and creating long term jobs the community surrounding every project.
It is estimated that the Seymour Wind Farm will create 50-60 permanent positions during it’s operational phase.
Over the two year construction period, 600-700 jobs are estimated to be available, varying from concreting to electrical connection management.
community engagement november 25 2023
The next community meeting is scheduled for November 25 2023.
This meeting took place at the Cherry Tree Wind Farm with the goal of providing the local community with an experience of wind turbines up close.
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