Stockyard Hill Wind Farm - Transmission Line Works

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm - Transmission Line Works

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, located between Beaufort and Skipton in Victoria’s central highlands, is a wind energy development with a capacity of 530MW to power 390,000 homes.

The project will erect 149 units of Goldwind GS140 3s turbines, construct a new terminal station at Haunted Gully and connect over 74kms of transmission lines.  

JWA was called on to supply Dura-Base matting on a number of different scopes - construction access tracks, transmission line works, turbine construction and trenching for underground line transmissions.  This case study focuses on how composite matting was used for transmission line works. 

Challenges faced:

  • Inclement weather affecting site conditions and project schedule.
  • Cultural Heritage Site - areas with underlying archaeological significance as identified by the traditional landowners, the Wathaurong tribe.
  • Known habitat corridor of the endangered Striped Legless Lizard.
  • Protection of native grassland and endangered vegetation - Spiny Rice-flower and White Sunray.

Dura-Base composite mats' interlocking feature, combined with its thickness of 105mm, were ideal for creating  a continuous, stable surface with minimal ground disturbance. The almost-instant ground improvement provided safe access for telehandlers, excavators, and heavy lift cranes, while ensuring overhead powerline stringing equipment and cable reels were kept above mud. 


  • Flexibility in installation - able to accommodate last minute layout changes as the mats are easily removed and re-installed.  
  • Minimal ground preparation and remediation.
  • Waterproof and non-contaminanting. 

JWA have a long history of supporting utility and renewable projects with composite matting. Chat to one of our experienced team member today for all your temporary roadway and platform needs.

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Case Study Attributes

Project Name
Stockyard Hill Wind Farm - Transmission Line
Stockyard Hill, VIC
applications used
Sensitive Site Access, Soft Ground Access, Temporary Laydown, Ground Protection
  • DuraBase Composite Mats - Stockyard Hill Wind Farm
  • Temporary Roadway for Powerline Stringing
  • Temporary Roadway through Sensitive Site Access
  • Transmission Line Works - DuraBase Composite Mats
  • Construction Bogmats for Utility Works
  • Construction Bogmats for Renewable Projects

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