Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania

Current Stage

Public Comment Closed on Draft Guidelines

Proposal Details

Client: Epuron Projects Pty Ltd

Premises: Guildford Road, Guildford 7321

Activity: Wind farm

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 25/9/2020

Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 14/11/2020

Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 28/11/2020

​​ The Proposal

Epuron Projects Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a Wind Energy Farm. The project involves up to 80 wind turbines producing up to 300 MW of electricity. It includes the construction of a switchyard connecting the wind farm to TasNetwork's transmission network​. 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 Waratah/Wynyard 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 Australian Government has determined that the proposal is a controlled action (EPBC reference number 2020/8797) on the grounds that it is likely to have a significant impact on the following matters of national significance:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A)
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A)
  • World Heritage properties (sections 12 and 15A)
  • National Heritage places (sections 15B and 15C).​

As a controlled action the proposal requires assessment and approval by the Commonwealth Environment Minister before it can proceed. The proposal will be assessed by the EPA Board in the manner specified in the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania under Section 45 of the EPBC Act.

​Notice of Intent

  Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - NOI   (2Mb)

  Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - Eagle Survey Report   (4Mb)

  Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - Protected Matters Report   (80Kb)

  Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - Natural Values Atlas Report   (2Mb)