Campbells Bridge Wind Farm

The proposal

RWE is working to develop a renewable energy project at Campbells Bridge, in the Wimmera region of western Victoria.

The proposal is for a wind farm of about 145 turbines to be built at Campbells Bridge, about 15 kilometres north-west of Stawell and 11 kilometres south of Rupanyup, in the Northern Grampians and Yarriambiack shires.

The project boundary incorporates about 14,000 hectares, which is predominantly modified farmland used for cropping and grazing. These farming activities could continue if the wind farm is constructed.

The project is expected to generate close to 1,000 megawatts (MW), which is enough electricity to power about 700,000 Victorian homes.

RWE has been conducting wind monitoring at the site since April 2022. The project has recently moved from the feasibility stage to the more detailed planning and approvals phase, which will take between two and four years. This includes specialist studies into factors such as cultural heritage, transport, noise, shadow flicker, ecology (fauna, flora), surface and ground water, visual, social and aviation.

RWE is committed to working with the community to help shape this project and we have been meeting with residents, community groups and other stakeholders.

A shop front will soon be open in Stawell as a place for community members to learn more about the project and provide feedback, as well as pop-up information hubs at Glenorchy and Rupanyup. Further details will be shared with you early in the new year.

Project status: Planning and approvals. Engaging with the community and undertaking studies

Operation: Targeting 2029

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Community Benefit Fund

The Campbells Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund will be established if the project proceeds to operations.

The annual fund will be created to provide financial support to local communities and will be calculated at $3,200 per megawatt of project capacity.

This means if the wind farm is approved and the project has a rated capacity of 1,000 megawatts, $3.2 million dollars will go into the Community Benefit Fund each year of the project's operational lifespan.

The Community Benefit Fund will be administered in collaboration with the community, and we would like to hear your suggestions about how this fund can make a positive contribution.

To provide suggestions and feedback, please contact us here.

Sponsorship fund now open

The Campbells Bridge Wind Farm is currently open for applications.

Sponsorships so far include:

$25,000 Rupanyup Primary School playground
$10,000 Grampians Field & Game
$9,000 Glenorchy Golf Club mower
$7,975 Rupanyup Football Netball Club electronic scoreboard
$5,000 Murtoa Agricultural & Pastoral Society Annual Show
$2,000 Campbells Bridge Hall Progress Association
$2,000 Glenorchy Memorial Hall
$1,000 Glenorchy Good Friday Appeal
$250 Glenorchy Golf Club Opening Day


If you would like to apply for funding to make your community a better place, please contact us here.

News and Events

  • Media Announcement December 2023

Community survey responses

Thank you to the 35 community members who responded to our survey earlier this year. The survey results show that 26 respondents live within 2.5 kilometres of the proposed wind farm and the remaining nine between 2.5 and 5 kilometres. Of the respondents 36 stated they support the project; eight are indifferent and two are opposed. Three respondents marked ‘other’ to this question.

Local infrastructure upgrades, near-neighbour payments and support for local industry and employment were identified as the highest priorities for support from the project.

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