Nekon Pty Ltd, Wind Farm, Port Latta

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Nekon Pty Ltd

Premises: 365 and 551 Mawbanna Road, Port Latta 7321

Activity: Wind farm

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 1/5/2018

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 14/7/2018

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 11/8/2018

Assessment Completed: 8/10/2018

The Proposal

Nekon Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a wind farm at Port Latta in north west Tasmania with an estimated maximum generating capacity of 25 Mega Watts.  This development will include seven wind turbines.

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to Circular Head Council.

The application was referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).​

Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

​A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the DPEMP) were made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period, the proponent was required by the Board to prepare a DPEMP Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation.

Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

The purpose of the DPEMP is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental impacts of the proposal.

The DPEMP was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of a DPEMP which were provided by the Board.

Nekon Pty Ltd, Wind Farm, Port Latta - DPEMP

Supplement to the DPEMP

Submitted in response to the Boards call for further information following the public comment period.

Nekon Pty Ltd, Wind Farm, Port Latta - Supplement part 1

Nekon Pty Ltd, Wind Farm, Port Latta - Supplement part 2

Nekon Pty Ltd, Wind Farm, Port Latta - Supplement part 3

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Council.

Nekon Pty Ltd, Wind Farm, Port Latta - EAR