November 12, 2014

The South Australian Environment, Resources and Development (ERD) Court has granted Development Plan Consent to EnergyAustralia's proposed Stony Gap wind farm, located approximately 125 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Cameron Garnsworthy, EnergyAustralia's Acting General Manager of Business Development said he welcomed the Court's determination.

"We have been working hard to secure approval for Stony Gap for several years now, so it's great to have a positive outcome," Mr Garnsworthy said.

"The Stony Gap site offers a world-class wind resource and has the potential to be one of Australia's most efficient and productive renewable energy developments."

Mr Garnsworthy said EnergyAustralia had originally submitted the development application in 2011, and would now need to re-assess the project based on current market conditions as well as government policy and legislation.

For over three years EnergyAustralia has been consulting with local community members via the Mid North Community Liaison Group.

"We will continue to work with the local community and seek to proactively engage stakeholders as we determine next steps," Mr Garnsworthy said.