Public Comment Closed on Draft Guidelines
Client: Guildford Wind Farm Pty Ltd
Premises: Guildford Road, Guildford 7321
Activity: Wind farm
Class of Assessment: 2C
Assessment Commenced: 25/9/2020
Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 14/11/2020
Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 28/11/2020
Note: Guildford Wind Farm Pty Ltd (formerly) Epuron Projects Pty Ltd & Ark Energy Projects Pty Ltd
Guildford Wind Farm Pty Ltd (formerly Epuron Projects Pty Ltd & Ark Energy 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
Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - Eagle Survey Report
Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - Protected Matters Report
Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - Natural Values Atlas Report
EIS Guidelines have been prepared by the Board to assist the proponent to prepare the case for assessment. Based on the information contained in the Notice of Intent, the guidelines identify the key issues which are expected to be relevant to the assessment of the proposal.
Public comment was invited on the draft guidelines, the comment period has now closed. The final guidelines have been issued to the proponent.
Epuron Projects Pty Ltd, Guildford Wind Farm, North West Tasmania - EIS Guidelines (PDF 514Kb)