The major project proposes use and development for wind farms and associated infrastructure at Waterhouse and Rushy Lagoon. It comprises approximately 210 wind turbine generators, associated hardstands, access roads, electricity reticulation, substation and battery storage facilities, metrological masts, site offices, temporary construction facilities including concrete batching plants, quarry and workers accommodation, and may include a marine landing and wharf facility.
This is the first stage of the major project assessment process under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act). If the Development Assessment Panel (the Panel) considers the major project has a reasonable prospect, based on advice from relevant regulators, the Panel prepares and exhibits draft assessment criteria for public comment.
The Minister for Planning provided notice to the Commission of the declaration of the major project under section 60R of the Act. The notification included a copy of the major project proposal.