Epuron forges ahead with FNQ wind farm proposal
Construction of the Chalumbin wind farm project is expected to commence in late 2022, with 250 to 350 personnel likely to be employed at the peak construction period.
Chalumbin would have a maximum nameplate generation capacity of 665 MW, depending on final turbine specification.
Epuron has referred the proposal to the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for review under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), and public comment is now being invited.
The company also plans to host a drop-in information session in Ravenshoe on July 22.
The Australian-owned renewable energy company is behind a raft of wind farm projects including the Lotus Creek, Boulder Creek and Specimen Hill wind farms in Central Queensland.
Epuron said on-site studies and wind monitoring were underway for the Chalumbin project.
The company is liaising with landowners and has established a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement (CHMA) with the Jirrbal People.
The community information session is scheduled for 3-5pm Thursday, July 22, CWA Hall, 15 Herbert Street, Ravenshoe.
Interested members of the community are invited to join the project team at this session to learn more about the proposal and ask questions. (RSVP by July 16 to
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