Epuron Projects Pty Ltd Chalumbin Wind Farm Development Proposal

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Matt Lachlan
74 Haines Road
Total Signatures - 991
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 26/10/2021
Closing Date: 12/2/2022
Tabled Date: 22/2/2022
Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 24/3/2022
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House, Epuron Projects PTY LTD’s Chalumbin Wind Farm development proposal, located 15KM SW of Ravenshoe, North Queensland. 

This development directly threatens 3089.46 acres of land bordering the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This site is home to 200 recorded species of animals, including three Endangered and Vulnerable species. The Red Goshawk, Magnificent Brood Frog and Northern Greater Glider.

Epuron’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act referral outlines the catastrophic threat posed to these species by this development:

Red Goshawk ENDANGERED (Nature Conservation Act 1992). 
The Project may lead to the clearing of 165ha of habitat critical to the survival of the species and 1024.86ha of potential habitat for the species.'

Magnificent Brood Frog ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2020.2 list)
'This project may lead to the clearing of 27.03ha of habitat critical to the survival of the species and 21.15ha of potential habitat for the species.'

Northern Greater Glider VULNERABLE (Nature Conservation Act 1992). 
'The project will involve the removal of 563.27ha of potential habitat and 56.59ha of critical habitat for the greater glider.'
Despite the sensitive design measures and the avoidance, minimisation and mitigation measures proposed, the Project is conservatively assessed as having a potential significant residual impact on the species.’ [All three species]

Destroying ecology and habitat critical to the survival of endangered species is not ‘green’ power. 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to oppose the Chalumbin Wind Farm development.