Planning application of significant interest

Address: 40 Simpson Road, Christmas Hill

Application no: 286/2020/06P

Description: Buildings and works to construct and install solar energy facilities, inverter building platforms, access roads and associated service infrastructure to generate and supply solar power to the existing water treatment facility (Winneke Treatment Plant), fencing and associated vegetation removal

What is the planning permit application for? 

Melbourne Water have submitted a planning permit application in July 2020 for “Buildings and works to construct and install solar energy facilities, inverter building platforms, access roads and associated service infrastructure to generate and supply solar power to the existing water treatment facility (Winneke Treatment Plant), fencing and associated vegetation removal ”. Please note that Melbourne Water also refer to this project as a “solar farm”. 

Where is the affected site

The Sugarloaf Reservoir and Winneke Treatment Plant are situated across a number of land parcels, however the specific address for the affected area is known as 40 Simpson Road, Christmas Hills.  

 To view advertised plans and documents please see below:

Advertising Application Forms and Title Documents - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 3MB)

Advertising - Arborist Report - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 15MB)

 Advertising - Aviation Impact Assessment - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 345KB)

Advertising - CFA Consultation - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 230KB)

Advertising - Cultural Heritage Management Plan -286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 42MB)

Advertising - Evidence of offsets - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 565KB)

Advertising - Flora and Fauna Assessment - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 10MB)

Advertising - Landscape Visual Assessment and Photomontages - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 40MB)

Advertising - Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 786KB)

Advertising - Notice of Application - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 268KB)

Advertising - Operational Noise Assessment - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 4MB)

Advertising - Planning Permit Application Submission - 286-2020-06P - 40 Simpson Road.pdf(PDF, 10MB)

Advertising - Plans - 286-2020-06P - 40-Simpson-Road.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

For more information:

If you would like more information relating to this proposed Melbourne Water project click here or to view the Melbourne Water Christmas Hills Bulletin click here(PDF, 4MB).

How can I respond to this application? 

If you would like to respond to this application please click here.