St Patricks Plains Wind Farm - Permit Application

Public Exhibition - Permit Application and Environmental Impact Statement

The permit application (DA 2023/34) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed St Patricks Plains Wind Farm are on public exhibition for a period of six weeks from Saturday 12 August 2023 until Monday 25 September 2023.

The proposal comprises the construction and operation of up to 47 wind turbines capable of generating up to 300MW of electricity, including electrical infrastructure, new access tracks and an operation facility at St Patricks Plains in Central Highlands Council area, Tasmania.

Public Access to Documents

During the exhibition period the documents are available as follows.

Hard copies are on display at:

  • Council's office at 19 Alexander St, Bothwell during normal business hours
  • St Patricks Plains Wind Farm information centre at 16A Patrick Street, Bothwell

The information centre will be open 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the exhibition period for added convenience.

During this period documents are available online as follows:

For assistance in accessing a copy of the EIS, please contact Caroline Lindus on (03) 6165 0443 or Please note given the size of the EIS, provision of personal copies to individuals is reserved for those who are unable to access the documents, either online or the printed copies available to review at Council's offices and in the project's information centre in Bothwell.

Permit Application

Environmental Impact Statement - Main Report

Following are files for the EIS main report. Due to file size it has been split into parts.

St Patricks Plains Wind Farm EIS - Chapter 1-5 (68 pages)

St Patricks Plains Wind Farm EIS - Chapter 6-12 (206 pages)

Environmental Impact Statement - Appendices

Making a Submission

In accordance with section 57(5) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, any person may make a representation about the proposal or supporting documentation from Saturday 12 August 2023 to 5pm Monday 25 September 2023, by writing to the General Manager, Central Highlands Council, 19 Alexander Street, Bothwell, TAS 7030 or by email to

Guidance on preparing a representation can be found at:

Project Summary

Ark Energy has produced a summary booklet to provide a concise overview of the proposal and key information in the EIS.

This booklet is not part of the project’s formal assessment documentation. It is designed to assist members of the public who may not have time to read the full EIS and its appendices.

St Patricks Plains Wind Farm - Project Summary