Chalumbin Wind Farm Update - May 2022

Community Advisory Group

Thank you to all the community members who submitted a nomination form and volunteered to be part of the Chalumbin Wind Farm Community Advisory Group. This group will play a valuable role in representing the interests of the local community and providing input throughout the life of the project.

Dr Geraldine McGuire has been appointed as independent chairperson of the group. Dr McGuire is a Malanda based Environmental Scientist and Social Performance Advisor. Over the past 30 years she has worked on major projects throughout Australia and overseas, to help facilitate sustainable solutions that achieve enduring positive outcomes.

Following Dr McGuire’s appointment members will be confirmed and advised, and the group will hold its first meeting.

Assessment update

The development application, assessments and response to a request for further information have been lodged with the Queensland Government’s State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) and are available on the SARA website.

The draft Public Environment Report (PER) for the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s (DAWE) assessment of the proposal under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 has also been submitted for adequacy review. After DAWE is satisfied the PER has addressed the guidelines it will go on public exhibition. During the exhibition period for the draft PER Epuron will host local information sessions to give interested members of the community an opportunity to discuss the report with the project team and address any questions and concerns.

To be notified directly of the exhibition period and information sessions please register for email news or send your postal address and a request to be added to the mailing list to

Have your say - $500,000 per year Community Benefit Program

All community members are encouraged to share their views to help guide the design of the project’s proposed Community Benefit Program through the Community Benefit Program Survey.

The program will involve an industry-leading funding commitment of $500,000 per year for community initiatives, to commence from the start of construction and continue for the life of the wind farm.

Thank you

Thank you to all those who attended the community information sessions in February and who have visited the information hub and given their time to engage with the project team. We hope it has been helpful and we appreciate all the feedback we have received.

Chalumbin Wind Farm Update - May 2022