If you haven't been on the Mt Mercer/Shelford road in a while you're missing some pretty impressive engineering being done nearby. Cranes are on site and they're getting close to erecting the first turbine (hopefully by the end of the month).
Keep up to date via the Mt Mercer Wind Farm Website or look out for monthly update flyers in local shops and cafes. I've included a copy of the August update below so you can have an idea of the quality information they are posting.
This wind farm is being built just 10km west of Dereel and will generate enough power to power all the homes in Ballarat.