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Departmental Media Release

Revised Liverpool Range Wind Farm proposal on exhibition for community feedback

  • Date: 16.06.2017
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: Department of Planning and Environment

The community is invited to have its say on changes to the Liverpool Range Wind Farm proposal.

Mike Young, Director of Resource & Energy Assessments, said the Department of Planning and Environment would like to hear from the public on the revised project and Epuron’s Response to Submissions .

"Since the Department’s public exhibition of the proposal two years ago, Epuron has reconsidered its plans and made changes, which reduce environmental impacts," Mr Young said.

"Changes include cutting 16 turbines to reduce the total number of turbines to 272, changing the alignment of the electricity transmission line to reduce clearing of native vegetation, and changing the access points to reduce impacts on nearby residents.

"Given the changes and the time since the application was first exhibited, the Department has decided the community should have another opportunity to have a say on the merits of the proposal.

"The amended application and Epuron’s Response to Submissions will be on public exhibition from today until 18 July, and the Department encourages all interested individuals, landowners and community groups to make a submission to ensure their issues can be considered in the assessment process."

Mr Young said the Department will also be holding a community information session at the Cassilis Community Centre on Monday 26 June from 6pm.

"Department representatives will be at the meeting to provide information on the planning assessment process, provide advice on how to make a submission, and to answer any questions." Mr Young said.

To register for the community information session please phone  (02) 8217 2022.

Location: Cassilis Community Centre, 22- 24 Buccleugh Street, Cassilis
Date: Monday 26 June
Time: 6 - 8 pm

To make a submission visit the Major Projects website here

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