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NOTIFICATION – COMMENTS CLOSED

20/6/2022

Specimen Hill Wind Farm, near Biloela, Queensland (EPBC 2020/8864)

NOTIFICATION FOR PUBLICATION OF PRELIMINARY DOCUMENTATION UNDER THE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT 1999 (EPBC Act)

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95B (4) of the EPBC Act.

Specimen Hill Wind Farm Pty Ltd proposes to develop the Specimen Hill Wind Farm Project approximately 30 km north-east of Biloela in central Queensland. The project involves the construction and operation of up to 56 wind turbine generators and associated infrastructure.

The proposed action was determined a Controlled Action under the EPBC Act with a Preliminary Documentation with request for further information level of assessment. The controlling provisions are ‘listed threatened species and communities’ (sections 18 and 18A) and ‘listed migratory species’ (sections 20 and 20A).

Public comments were sought between Monday 23 May and Friday 3 June 2022. The period for public comments has now closed. No comments were received.

Final Preliminary Documentation and associated attachments will be on display for a minimum of 10 business days between Monday 20 June and Friday 1 July 2022 at the following locations:

  • Gladstone City Library (Public Reports desk), 39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone, QLD 4680.
  • Banana Shire Council Customer Service Centre, 62 Valentine Plains Road, Biloela, QLD 4715.
  • State Library of Queensland (Infozone Area – Level One), Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101.

The Preliminary Documentation can also be viewed electronically for a minimum of 10 business days between Monday 20 June and Friday 1 July 2022 at: https://epuron.com.au/news/2022/5/20/301-epbc-act-preliminary-documentation-specimen-hill-wind-farm/

The Project’s original EPBC Act Referral (superseded by the Preliminary Documentation) is available for review at http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/referralslist/ (Referral No. 2020/8864).

Persons with special needs (ie for whom English is a second language or with vision impairment) may also contact the proponent for assistance on info@specimenhillwindfarm.com.au

Biloela 4715