Keep Chalumbin Wild

Keep Chalumbin Wild

We are opposed to the proposed large scale wind farm development of Chalumbin, Far North Queensland by Epuron.

78,000 acres of Chalumbin is slated to become a wind farm containing 95 wind turbines. Chalumbin, a vast remote region in FNQ is home to some of Australia’s most vulnerable flora and fauna species. These will be negatively impacted, harmed and destroyed by the construction and operation of the development.

There has been no public consultation about the proposed wind farm. We are concerned that people are not aware of this development and won’t get a chance for their ...

We are opposed to the proposed large scale wind farm development of Chalumbin, Far North Queensland by Epuron.

78,000 acres of Chalumbin is slated to become a wind farm containing 95 wind turbines. Chalumbin, a vast remote region in FNQ is home to some of Australia’s most vulnerable flora and fauna species. These will be negatively impacted, harmed and destroyed by the construction and operation of the development.

There has been no public consultation about the proposed wind farm. We are concerned that people are not aware of this development and won’t get a chance for their voices to be heard.

Here at Chalumbin, some of Australia’s most critically endangered animals live: the Magnificent Brood frog, Australia’s rarest raptor, the Red Goshawk and the Greater Glider as well as unique and endangered flora.

Studies have shown raptors and bats are most likely to be killed by wind turbines, placing the Red Goshawk at particular risk as well as native bat species such as the Ghost Bat. Greater Gliders, listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act, rely on the tree corridors of Chalumbin for survival and the endangered Magnificent Brood frogs numbers will be further strained as their habitat is destroyed. Unique ecosystems will be damaged by construction of 75 metre roads and the installation of massive concrete foundations into the earth, as well as by rock blasting.

 On the grounds of the EPBC Act we argue that the development of Chalumbin to become a wind farm itself is unlawful and it must not go ahead.

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Dear Hon Sussan Ley MP, Federal Minister for the Environment,

We are opposed to the proposed large scale wind farm development of Chalumbin.

78,000 acres of Chalumbin is slated to become a wind farm containing 95 wind turbines. Chalumbin, a vast remote region in FNQ is home to some of Australia’s most vulnerable flora and fauna species. These will be negatively impacted, harmed and destroyed by the construction and operation of the development.

There has been little public consultation about the proposed wind farm. We are concerned that people are not aware of this development and won’t get a chance for their voices to be heard.

Here at Chalumbin, some of Australia’s most critically endangered animals live: the Magnificent Brood frog, Australia’s rarest raptor, the Red Goshawk and the Greater Glider as well as unique and endangered flora.

Studies have shown raptors and bats are most likely to be killed by wind turbines, placing the Red Goshawk at particular risk as well as native bat species such as the Ghost Bat. Greater Gliders, listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act, rely on the tree corridors of Chalumbin for survival and the endangered Magnificent Brood frogs numbers will be further strained as their habitat is destroyed. Unique ecosystems will be damaged by construction of 75 metre roads and the installation of massive concrete foundations into the earth, as well as by rock blasting.

On the grounds of the EPBC Act we argue that the development of Chalumbin to become a wind farm itself is unlawful.

We therefore ask the Federable Minister for the Enivironment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP to stop the development of the wind farm in Chalumbin and ensure this area remains undeveloped and protected under the EPBC Act.