Invitation for Community Submissions – Ryan Corner Wind Farm

23 June 2017, 05:00 PM

Ryan Corner Development Pty Ltd, propose to amend Planning Permit – 2006/0222 (the Planning Permit) for the Ryan Corner Wind Farm. This amendment application is made under Section 97I of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The Minister for Planning is the decision maker for the amendment application.

The Planning Permit was originally approved by the Minister for Planning in August 2008, allowing Use and Development of Land for a Wind Energy Facility (comprising 68 wind turbines and associated infrastructure). The planning permit will remain valid irrespective of the outcome of this amendment application.

The Minister has required that notice of the amendment application for the wind farm be given and invites submissions to be made by affected persons.

Council will be forwarding a written submission to the Minister in response to the Notice of Application for an Amendment to a Planning Permit.

Council, in accordance with its Major Projects Community Consultation Policy, is undertaking its own consultation and will consider submissions from the community, used to inform its submission to the Minister.

For the purposes of this Policy, Council will as far as reasonably practicable, limit its consideration of the amendment application to:

  • the nature and extent of changes proposed by the amendment application for the wind farm;
  • any significant detrimental effects which the amendment will have on the use and enjoyment of land; and
  • the content of the Moyne Planning Scheme provisions as they relate to the amendments proposed for the wind farm.

Submissions to Council must be in writing and must be received at the Moyne Shire Council Offices, Princes Street (PO Box 51), Port Fairy 3284 or by email to by close of business on Friday 23 June 2017.

Council will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday 28 June 2017. Any person requesting to be heard by the Council in support of their written submission must return a completed “Request to be Heard” form to Council together with their written submission

The amendment application details are as follows:

The land affected by the application is located at:

Land affected by the application is generally bounded by the Hamilton-Port Fairy Road, Fingerboard Road and Shaw River (see project proponent’s website).


The application is for a permit to:


Amend permit number 2006/0222 as follows:

  • Increase the overall maximum height of the wind turbines to 180m
  • Remove the restriction on the maximum tower height
  • Remove the restriction of blade length and replace with a restriction on the lowest swept height of 40m above ground level for the 180m high turbines and 30m for the 160m high turbines
  • Reduce the permitted number of wind turbines from 68 to 56
  • Allow for the future micro-siting of turbines to occur without the consent of the Minister for Planning
  • Increase the distance from nearest turbines within which a program of voluntary landscape mitigation works are to made available to owners of dwellings from 1.5 to 4.0km
  • Change the aviation obstacle lighting requirements to reflect the higher turbines
  • Change the noise condition to require compliance under the contemporary NZS6808:2010 noise standard
  • Change the shadow flicker condition to allow for shadow flicker to exceed relevant standards on non-stakeholder properties if written consent is obtained by the landowner.

The applicant for the permit is:

Ryan Corner Development Pty Ltd

The application reference number is:

Permit number: 2006/0222

You may look at the application and any documents that support the application at:

In person at:

Moyne Shire, Port Fairy Office

Moyne Shire, Mortlake Office


Online at:


If you require any further information, please contact Council on 1300 656 564


David Madden

Chief Executive Officer