WESTWIND Energy has applied for a planning permit for its "wind energy facility" at Mt Mercer.
The wind farm application is for up to 64 turbines and infrastructure including access roads, cabling, a sub-station, switchyard and concrete batching plant.
A decision on the $250 million application will be made after May 14.
Mt Mercer is about 28 kilometres from Ballarat in the Golden Plains Shire.
A Department of Environment and Heritage report states the wind farm site is about 2000 hectares but less then one per cent would be modified for wind farming purposes.
The wind turbines would be located on land owned by seven private landholders.
It would operate for an initial 25 years after which it would be decommissioned or refurbished depending on power generation technology and planning approvals.
WindWest Energy planning and public relations manager Tobias Geiger said a third open day about the project had been held on April 8.
Mr Geiger said while there were some residents with concerns, the company had done all possible to reduce any potential impact.
There had been no environmental problems, he said.
Mr Geiger said WindWest Energy hoped to receive a building permit this year and start construction in the second half of next year.
Late last month, Haddon residents said they feared a wind farm planned for the area would cause health problems and lower property values.
Wind Power was offering farmers $7000 per turbine per year.
Bo Peep farmer John Fraser said he had researched wind farms and believed they caused excessive noise, shadow flicker and would decrease land and home values.
"There are too many unknowns," he said.
Wind Power managing director Steve Buckle said at the time the company was still assessing the viability of the area and the interest of landholders.
"If nobody wants them, it's not an issue.
"If somebody does - there is a fair process we need to go through."