Community update – February 2023

Public Environment Report, new name for the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm, and Community Information Session held in Mount Fox.

January 9, 2024

Public Environment Report

As part of Windlab’s Federal approval process for the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm a Public Environment Report (PER) has been submitted to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and is now available for public comment.

The PER is a result of more than two years’ extensive environmental study work and in-depth stakeholder consultation. Ecologists have been conducting studies on the project area in both wet and dry seasons since 2019. The results of these surveys provide a good understanding of the environmental values of the project area, and these are summarised in the PER.

The PER and all associated documents can be viewed via the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm website. Hard copies of the report can be viewed at the State Library of Queensland at the Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank Brisbane, the Hinchinbrook Shire Library in Ingham, or the Charters Towers Excelsior Library.

Acoustic noise trackers are installed on site to capture data from target species over longer periods of time.

New name for the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm

The Upper Burdekin Wind Farm will be renamed in the coming months with a name chosen by the Gugu Badhun People, the traditional owners of the land on which the project is situated. The Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) between Windlab and the Gugu Badhun People recognises the deep connection of the people to their traditional lands and gives the Gugu Badhun People the opportunity to name the wind farm in their traditional language. The ILUA will also see Gugu Badhun artists decorate three of the farm’s turbine towers alongside site signage and information panels. 

Community Information Session held in Mount Fox

Windlab is committed to ensuring the Mount Fox community is kept up to date with the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm project and development timeframes. Community information sessions are held in Mount Fox at least every six months with Windlab staff available to discuss project details. The most recent session was held on Saturday, 11 February and saw about 30 community members attend and speak with project staff. The next session will be held in August. If you would like further information about Windlab’s Upper Burdekin project, please email