A proposal to build Australia’s largest wind farm in south-western Victoria has gained state government approval.Melbourne, Australia – August 16, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Renewable Energy group Pacific Hydro plans to build 120 turbines on four sites near Portland – Cape Bridgewater, Cape Nelson, Cape Sir William Grant and Codrington. However, the $A270 million (US$144.58 million) project is still subject to endorsement from the federal government. Acting Premier John Thwaites said recently the project could lead to Victoria producing up 10 percent of its power from wind within five years. The state government has also released a set of guidelines to help manage the continued expansion of wind farms. The choice of sites on Victoria’s coastline has been controversial with some local groups claiming it will affect the scenery and wildlife.