Community update – October 2022

Drop-in information session details, noise monitoring, initial site visits for contractors and community benefits.

January 9, 2024

Noise Monitoring

Four noise monitors installed in various locations around the Mount Fox community in August have allowed Windlab to gather detailed information on background noise around the area.

The monitors were left in place for six weeks and will assist in ensuring any potential noise impacts associated with the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm are in line with community expectation and are well within regulatory requirements. Monitoring will continue throughout project development, construction and operation.

Initial Site Visits For Contractors

During September various contractor groups interested in working with Windlab to construct the Upper Burdekin Wind Farm visited the proposed site. The visit allowed contractors to understand the terrain and access routes to the project area and to begin working on proposals for the construction. Contractors included turbine, civil and electrical suppliers.

Community Benefits

Windlab is proud to support local organisations with recent grant funding allocated to the Mount Fox State School and the Mount Fox Rural Fire Service and further funding used to support the Charters Towers Regional Council’s 150 Years Celebrations.

The Mount Fox State School used the funds to support student learning through the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program to allow students to grow and cook seasonal food. The students have already harvested some of the first vegetables to be planted and have planted a variety of plants throughout the school gardens.

The Mount Fox Rural Fire used the funding to upgrade the kitchen facilities at the Mount Fox Campground. A fridge and freezer were purchased as well as small kitchen appliances including a microwave, pressure cooker and food processor. The kitchen is used for community events, people staying at the campground, and by the Rural Fire to provide catering to contracting crews working in the area.

Charters Towers marked 150 Years since the town’s establishment in October and celebrated with a weekend of music, events, and markets. Windlab was pleased to sponsor a challenge in the Towers Rush event in which teams raced to navigate their way around the town completing challenges and solving puzzles. The Windlab challenge used the clue “It’s windy! Take a team photo with the business with a 50MW hybrid facility that generates enough electricity for more than 30,000 homes.”

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