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Epuron Pty Ltd, St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, Central Highlands Tasmania

Public Comment Period has now Closed.

The Proposal
Draft EIS Guidelines and Public Submissions
Notice of Intent
For Further Information

The Proposal

Epuron Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a wind farm. The project involves up to 67 wind turbines producing up to 300 MW. It includes the constructionof a switchyard connecting the wind farm to TasNetwork's Waddamana to Palmertson existing transimssion corridor. Details of the proposal are available in the Notice of Intent (NOI) which can be viewed below.

The proponent intends to lodge a permit application with Central Highlands Council under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. The proposal is to be subject to an environmental impact assessment by the Board of the EPA(the Board) in accordance with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPC Act).

The proponent has referred the proposal to the Australian Government for consideration under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The project may be determined to be a Controlled Action under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (EPBC reference number 2019/8497). In determining whether the propos​​​ed action is a controlled action, it will be determined if the proposed action will have, or is likely to have, a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance, protected under Part 3 of the EPBC Act, including:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A); and
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A).

If determined to be a controlled action, the proposal will be assessed by the EPA Board in th​e manner specified in the Bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania under Section 45 of the EPBC Act relating to environmental assessment.

Draft EIS Guidelines and Public Submissions

EIS Guidelines, prepared by the Board, assist the proponent in preparing the case for assessment. The guidelines identify the key issues which, based on the information in the NOI, are expected to be key issues for the assessment of the proposal.

  Epuron Pty Ltd, St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, Central Highlands - Draft Project Specific Guidelines   (750Kb)

Public comment on the draft guidelines is invited until 7 September 2019. Submissions on the draft guidelines must be forwarded in writing to:
Board of the Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 1550
HOBART   TAS   7001
or by email to: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au​

Please note that your correspondence may be publicly disclosed unless there is legitimate commercial, national security or environmental reason for confidentiality. If you would like your correspondence to remain confidential, please make a statement to that effect and indicate the basis upon which the request is made.

Notice of Intent

  Epuron Pty Ltd, St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, Central Highlands - Notice of Intent   (14Mb)

Assessments Section
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au