Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, in Western Victoria, has commenced construction.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’ambrosio visited the site to mark the beginning of construction.

The project will see Western Victoria become home to Australia’s biggest wind farm, generating enough electricity to power more than 340,000 households.

“We’re backing Victoria’s booming renewables industry every step of the way. The Stockyard Hill project will not only deliver the clean energy we need, but will help power new jobs in Western Victoria,” Premier Andrews said.

The wind farm is being developed by Goldwind and will see 149 turbines provide 530MW of clean energy to power homes across Victoria and beyond.

It is expected to provide a boost for the local economy, delivering 300 jobs during construction and injecting more than $5 million into the local economy each year.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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