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Notification for Publication of Preliminary Documentation under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Date listed: 12/1/2021

Development of a renewable energy generation and supply development, approximately 25 km north-west of Gympie, Queensland (EPBC ACT REF: 2019/8554)

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

Lightsource Development Services Australia Pty Ltd (Lightsource bp ABN: 26623301799), proposes to clear vegetation to develop a renewable energy generation and supply development at 1418, 1496, 1580,1612 and 1706 Wide Bay Highway, Lower Wonga (Lot 90 SP237339, Lot 159 SP237339, Lot 86 LX472 and Lot 158 LX327, Lot 157 LX2424), and 3317 Gympie Woolooga Road, Lower Wonga (Lot 232 LX2383 & Lot 107 on LX562), approximately 25 km north-west of Gympie in Queensland.

The proposed action was determined a controlled action under the EPBC Act to be assessed via preliminary documentation. The controlling provisions under Part 3 of the Act are ‘Listed threatened species and communities’ (Sections 18 and 18A) – in particular: 

•           Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) (Vulnerable)

•           Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) (Vulnerable).


Public comments were sought between 15 December 2020 to 6 January, 2021. The period for public comment has now closed. No comments were received. 

Digital copies of the final Preliminary Documentation are available for information purposes from 12 January 2021 to 25 January 2021 (10 business days) at the following locations:

  • Gympie Library – 8 – 14 Mellor Street, Gympie Qld 4570.
  • State Library of Queensland – Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank Qld 4101 (National edeposit reference: NED155266).
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Canberra (email the Department at epbc.referrals@awe.gov.au to arrange for a copy to be made available).

The documents can also be viewed and downloaded as a pdf at: https://www.lightsourcebp.com/au/projects/woolooga-solar-farm/woolooga-solar-farm-government-approval-documents/

Persons with special needs (i.e. for whom English is a second language or who have a vision impairment) may contact WooloogaSolar@rpsgroup.com.au for assistance accessing the material.

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