Chalumbin Wind Farm Update - September 2021
Assessment work underway
Epuron is preparing a development application for the proposed Chalumbin Wind Farm. Onsite technical studies required for the environmental assessment are nearing completion, Epuron is finalising an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Jirrbal People and grid connection studies with Powerlink are underway.
The project has also been referred to the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) for review under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and determined to be a ‘controlled action’. This means the application must also be assessed and approved under the EPBC Act.
After ecological studies are completed and with guidance from DAWE and Queensland’s State Assessment and Referral Agency Epuron’s consulting ecologists and environmental scientists will develop strategies to achieve a net positive outcome for biodiversity around the project area over the longer term
Community information session
Prior to finalising reports for the application an informal drop-in information session will be held in Ravenshoe to give members of the local community an opportunity to discuss the proposal with the project team. The July session that was postponed due to COVID has been rescheduled. Interested members of the community are invited to join the Chalumbin Wind Farm team to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide feedback.
3-5pm Thursday 16 September 2021, Ravenshoe Town Hall
Important note: please advise intention to attend and preferred contact details by emailing David Blake: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the session has to be rescheduled due to COVID registered attendees will be notified directly.
Download the full September 2021 project update here: