Epuron is a signatory to the Clean Energy Council’s Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Developments, which is a commitment to engage respectfully with communities, be sensitive to environmental and cultural values, and make a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate. We also recognise the importance of earning social licence for the project, which has been defined as a "level of acceptance or approval continually granted to an organisation's operations or project by the local community" (Boutilier and Thomson).
We look forward to engaging with the local community including residents in the nearby areas of Ravenshoe, Millstream and Innot Hot Springs, as well as interested people from the wider Atherton Tablelands region.
Epuron aims to engage the community widely, address concerns in a timely manner, and where practicable incorporate community input to deliver improved outcomes and lasting benefits.
Working with Traditional Owners
Epuron recognises the continuing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to their land and acknowledges that the Chalumbin Wind Farm project area is Jirrbal People country.
Recognising the importance of Jirrbal People as the Traditional Owners for the area, Epuron has been engaging with and continues to engage with Jirrbal People about the project and the protection and management of cultural heritage, to ensure respect to traditional values and culture are upheld.
The project is taking into account the views of Jirrbal People and the findings from site investigations in the planning of the wind farm.
Epuron advocates engagement with Traditional Owners that supports self-determination in caring for country and economic opportunities.
Jirrbal People who would like to know more about the Chalumbin Wind Farm project are welcome to contact the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC).
Epuron issues project update newsletters in both mail and email formats. To sign up for email newsletters register here. To receive newsletters by mail send your postal address to the project team. For past newsletters see the News archives.
Local drop-in information sessions will also be held at key points to share information, address concerns and collect feedback.