The 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm is currently the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and is jointly owned by AGL Energy Limited (AGL) and Malakoff Corporation Berhad. It has been fully operational since late January 2013.
AGL is Australia's leading integrated renewable energy company. We are using this base to build a sustainable energy future for our customers, our investors and the communities in which we operate. As a long-term owner operator of wind farms, AGL is committed to being a valued member of the local community. As we celebrate the completion of construction of the Macarthur Wind farm, AGL would like to thank the people of South West Victoria for the important role they have played in delivering this project and the support they have provided.
During the development and construction of the wind farm, the total number of jobs (including flow on employment) was estimated at 875 from the region, 2490 from Victoria and 2782 from Australia. 18 local residents from South West Victoria also make up the majority of the permanent site team responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operations of the Macarthur Wind Farm.
AGL is committed to ensuring this wind farm continues to operate in accordance with all stringent requirements detailed in the Planning Permit. The Macarthur Wind Farm is successfully operating within the strict noise limits set in the wind farm's State Planning Permit, as evidenced in the Macarthur Wind Farm Noise Compliance Assessment independently produced by AECOM Australia Pty Ltd (AECOM).
For more information about the noise monitoring program, please click here.
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