The $300 million wind project, to be located 125 km north of Adelaide near Burra, could provide 123 MW.
The Regional Council of Goyder Development Panel has rejected a development plan application to build the wind farm. TRUenergy will now contest the ruling at the South Australian Environment, Resources and Development Court.
“We’ve spent considerable time ensuring our plans for Stony Gap comply with current South Australian Government guidelines for the design, siting and operation of wind farms,” TRUenergy Senior Manager of Renewables Development Cameron Garnsworthy said.
“Our view is that the development application for the Stony Gap wind farm met all state planning requirements and this view was supported by the Goyder Regional Council’s independent planning consultant, who recommended the wind farm development should proceed.Article continues below…
TRUenergy added that if approved, the wind farm would inject economic benefits estimated at $15.5 million into the local economy, and would create more than 80 jobs for skilled workers during construction as well as subsequent jobs during operation.