Gawara Baya

Fact centre

Windlab is responsibly delivering Gawara Baya in a way that directly addresses the local scale impacts of the project and targets overall improved outcomes for regional ecology.

The Gawara Baya Fact Centre is a useful resource for scientifically verified information on the project. We welcome public discussion regarding Gawara Baya and encourage those with an interest in our projects to get in touch.

Following more than two years’ in-depth environmental studies and consultation, we have delivered a project design that preserves more than 98% of native vegetation on the cattle property where the project is located.

Once operational, the project will eliminate more than 1.2 million tonnes of carbon from Australia’s energy generation profile every year.

We recognise the value of the region’s ecology, as well as the importance of biodiversity in ensuring a healthy climate. We are targeting net positive biodiversity outcomes that respond specifically to the local scale impacts of the project. These include:

  • Maintaining species populations present in the project area.
  • Delivering leading-practice offsets in collaboration with regional conservation experts to improve the quantum and quality of habitat in the region.
  • Achieving a demonstrated reduction in weeds and predatory pests that post a threat to native species both in the project area and across offsets.
  • Implementing protective fire management programs in collaboration with Traditional Owners and environmental experts that deliver a regional ecological benefit.
  • Contributing to an increase in the ecological knowledge of key species to support broad preservation programs.

What is the value of Gawara Baya in terms of decarbonisation?

What is the disturbance footprint of the project?

What are you doing to protect native species in the area?

Why are you using offsets on this project?

Why are you developing the project here?

Why was the project’s layout reduced?

What is the regulatory review process for Gawara Baya?

Is the project within the Wet Tropics?

Are Traditional Owners being involved in project discussions?

Has Windlab consulted with regional conservation groups about the project?

How will Windlab protect valuable habitat for species?

There are several other projects proposed for the area. How are the cumulative impacts of these projects being addressed by Gawara Baya?

Why are such big turbine blades being used in the project?

What is the carbon footprint of a wind turbine and how long does it take to offset this footprint?

I have heard wind turbines are a cause of bird and bat deaths due to ‘turbine strike’. How will the risk be managed at Gawara Baya?

How will you get the turbines to site?

How can I have my say?

What community consultation is taking place for Gawara Baya?

What benefits will Gawara Baya deliver to the region?

What does the project mean for the residents of Mount Fox?

Where will the workforce for Gawara Baya come from?

Why is North Queensland wind important?

Why wind?

Who is Windlab?

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