The site address is located on 6.7 hectares of pasture on Thornells Road,
Tyabb, adjacent to AusNet’s Tyabb substation.
The site is located within the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government
Area and on land zoned Special Use Zone (for port related uses).
The site was chosen because of its proximity to the substation. This site
also has good road access and comprises flat land that is largely cleared of native
vegetation and is suitable for the proposed BESS.
Maoneng commenced consultation with near neighbours, Council and other key
stakeholders late last year prior to lodging a planning permit application with
the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in December
The application will consider the full scope of potential environmental and
amenity impacts, and include specialist technical studies for ecology, surface
water, traffic, visual amenity, noise and hazards. Public exhibition of the application
is expected to commence in March or April. Interested parties will be notified
by mail to near neighbours, signs erected to site and notices in the local newspaper
and are able to lodge a submission to the Department at this time. The community
is encouraged to engage with Maoneng regarding any queries they have.