Moyne Shire forms a large proportion of the South West Victoria candidate Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) and is the major growth area for wind energy development in Victoria. Within Moyne Shire there are five operational wind farms, two under construction, three with permits but not yet constructed and three seeking permits or in the feasibility stage.
lf all these wind farms are constructed the Shire will host approximately 800 turbines, covering over 12% of Moyne's land area and generating about 3 GW of electricity - enough to power 2.1 million homes, around 75% of the total number of homes in Victoria.
You can find out more about Moyne shire's renewable energy projects, our advocacy and position here
Three phase power upgrades
Moyne Shire supports calls by Food and Fibre Great South Coast to upgrade single phase power to three phase infrastructure in South West Victoria.
Upgrading the region’s power infrastructure would underpin efforts to modernise irrigation and strengthen agricultural water security, and better prepare the region for the impacts of climate change. It would support the region’s key sectors of agriculture, food and fibre, as well as tourism.
This upgrade, covering less than 100 kilometres of single phase line and estimated to cost almost $9 million, would bring at least $2 million in value annually in the form of jobs, economic value and flow-on spending.