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Wind Farms

​The EPA is responsible for assessing and regulating environmental impacts of wind farms in Tasmania. Assessment of wind farm proposals involves identifying key environmental risks and imposing requirements for risk mitigation to ensure impacts to the environment are minimised. If a wind farm proposal is approved, EPA regulatory officers ensure compliance with environmental conditions during pre-construction, construction, commissioning, operational and decommissioning phases. 

Environmental issues associated with wind farms can include:

  • threatened species (flora and fauna) impacts, including bird strikes
  • weed and disease management
  • cultural and aboriginal heritage impacts
  • visual impacts 
  • noise​

Wind Farm Related Resources

​National Wind Farm Commissioner

Clean Energy Council

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Clean Energy Regulator


Industrial Operations Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4604
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au