Key milestone dates include:
Planning approval : 11th Jan 2012
The Yandin Wind Farm was granted conditional planning approval by the Shire of Dandaragan on the 11th of January 2012.
Planning permit extension approval : 28th Apr 2015
Planning approval was originally granted with a four-year period in which to substantially commence construction. Wind Prospect requested an extension to the planning approval from the Shire of Dandaragan. The Yandin Wind Farm planning approval was extended by four years until the 10th of January 2020.
Alinta Energy media statement : 17th Nov 2016
Wind Prospect and Alinta Energy are pleased to join forces to progress the development of the Yandin Wind Farm. You can read Alinta's media statement here.
Install additional wind monitoring: Aug and Sep 2017
A new 110m wind monitoring mast and two new Sodar wind monitoring devices will be installed to capture wind measurements across the site. Sodar technology sends sound pulses up into the air then listens for the return echo to measure the wind speed without the need to build a permanent or large structure.
Public information day: Aug and Sep 2017
On Thursday 31st August (3pm – 7pm) and Friday 1st September (8:30am – 11:30am) at Dandaragan Community Recreation Centre, the Project Team will be in attendance to provide an update on the proposed variation to the wind farm (increasing the tip height from 152m to 180m) and to answer any queries you may have on the Yandin Wind Farm.
Approval of amendment to increase tip height to 180m: Jan 2018
The Shire of Dandaragan granted approval of the amendment to increase the wind turbine tip height from 152m to 180m on 31st January 2018.