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EIS Documents

The Federal Department of the Environment has asked Ratch Australia to make available the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mt Emerald Wind Farm:

Mount Emerald Wind Farm, Herberton Range, North Queensland – Environmental Impact Statement

RATCH-Australia Corporation Limited has finalised the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Mount Emerald Wind Farm (numbered EPBC 2011/6628 by the Australian Government Department of the Environment).

This notice is published pursuant to Section 104(4) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

RATCH-Australia Corporation Limited proposes to develop a wind farm within the Springmount Station, on the Atherton Tablelands, in North Queensland, known as Mount Emerald Wind Farm.

The proposed action is a controlled action under the EPBC Act. The controlling provisions are:
• Listed threatened species and ecological communities (section 18 & 18A)
• Listed migratory species (s20 & s20A)
• World heritage properties (sections 12 & 15A)
• National Heritage places (sections 15B & 15C)

In accordance with Section 103(3) of the EPBC Act, a draft EIS was released for public comment from 28 May 2014 and 2 July 2014. The period for comment is now closed. The EIS has been finalised taking account of the comments received.

The final EIS documentation relating to the proposal will be on display free of charge between 2 December 2014 to 9 January 2015 at the following locations:

Mareeba Shire Council
65 Rankin Street,
Mareeba QLD 4880


Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Level 4, Building 2
William McCormack Place,
5B Sheridan Street,
Cairns QLD 4870

The documents can also be viewed and downloaded from the website:
www.mtemeraldwindfarm.com.au

Should assistance be required to view the above documentation please contact:

RATCH-Australia Corporation Limited
Attention: Terry Johannesen
Address: GPO Box 12833, George Street, Brisbane QLD 4003
Phone: 07 3412 3400
Email: terry.johannesen@ratchaustralia.com


Should assistance be required to view the above documentation please contact RATCH-Australia Corporation Limited via the details above.

EPBC Approval – Decision Notice – 26 Nov 2015 PDFicon 2.1M Download
EIS MEWF Submissions Report PDFicon 1.9M Download
       
       
Vol 1 PDFicon 6.9M Download
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Vol 2 PDFicon 17.7M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 1 - EPBC Referral PDFicon 317K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 2 - MEWF EIS Guidelines PDFicon 1.0M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 3 - Referral Agency Response PDFicon 3.7M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 4 - Economic Impact Report PDFicon 664K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 4a - MEWF Economic Impact Assessment PDFicon 1.9M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 5 - Mt Emerald Wind Resource and Energy Yield Assessment PDFicon 549K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 6 - Visual Impact Assessment Sect 01-05 PDFicon 299K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 6 - Visual Impact Assessment Sect 06-09 PDFicon 2.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 6 - Visual Impact Assessment Sect 10 Part 1 PDFicon 262K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 6 - Visual Impact Assessment Sect 10 Part 2 PDFicon 7.2M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 6 - Visual Impact Assessment Sect 10 Part 3 PDFicon 8.2M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 6 - Visual Impact Assessment Sect 11 -16 PDFicon 1.2M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 7 - Mt Emerald Wind Farm - Noise Impact Assessment Appendices PDFicon 10.58M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 7a - Mt Emerald Wind Farm - Noise Impact Assessment - EIS Submissions PDFicon 5.4M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 8 - Traffic Impact Assessment Report PDFicon 1.91M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 8a - Traffic Impact Assessment - Technical Note PDFicon 1.82M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 8b - Traffic Impact Assessment - Technical Note 2 PDFicon 2.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 8c - Traffic Impact Assessment - Technical Note 3 PDFicon 13.6M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 9 - Stakeholder Consultation Program PDFicon 243K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 9 - Stakeholder Consultation Program Appendix B Part 1 PDFicon 4.65M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 9 - Stakeholder Consultation Program Appendix B Part 2 PDFicon 5.07M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 9 - Stakeholder Consultation Program Appendix C PDFicon 896K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 10 - Cultural Heritage Assessment PDFicon 99K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 10a - Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage Assessment PDFicon 1.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 11 - Geotechnical Investigation PDFicon 2.0M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 12 - EPBC Act Protected Matters Report and Wildlife Online PDFicon 2.0M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 13 - Fauna Survey Summary and Ecological Assessment Report PDFicon 551K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 14 - MEWF - Threatened Fauna Species Desktop Assessment PDFicon 1.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 15 - Mount Emeraald Wind Farm - Camera Trapping Results PDFicon 1.6M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 16 - MEWF Flora Report Append A-C PDFicon 475K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 16 - MEWF Flora Report Append D-F PDFicon 6.8M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 16 - MEWF Flora Report Append G-I PDFicon 828K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 16 - MEWF Flora Report PDFicon 3.0M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 17 - Population Viability Analysis of Northern Quoll populations in FNQ PDFicon 780K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 18 - Distribution and abundance of the Northern Quoll in FNQ PDFicon 3.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 19 - MEWF - EIS - Dasyurus hallucatus Habitat Utilisation Study PDFicon 4.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 20 - Fauna Vegetation and Flora Assessment - Proposed MEWF PDFicon 988K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 21 - Dasyurus hallucatus Population Genetics Final Report PDFicon 1.5M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 22 - Preliminary detection dog survey for Northern Quoll on Mt Emerald Mareeba QLD PDFicon 1.3M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 23 - MEWF Turbine collision risk assessment PDFicon 496K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 24 - MEWF - Microchiropteran Bat Ultrasonic Call Assessment PDFicon 2.3M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 25 - MEWF - An Assessment of Utilisation Patterns of Spectacled Flyingfox PDFicon 1.2M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 26 - Innovative technology for assessing wildlife collisions with wind turbines PDFicon 1.3M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 27 - MEWF Aeronautical Assessment PDFicon 724K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 28 - MEWF - Electromagnetic Interference Assessment PDFicon 405K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 29 - MEWF Fire Management Plan PDFicon 2.9M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 30 - MEWF Shadow Flicker Assessment PDFicon 3.0M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 31 - Desk Study for Potential Historic Unexploded Ordnance Contamination PDFicon 918K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 32 - DNRM Concurrent Agency Response to UXO Potential PDFicon 1.8M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 33 - Preliminary Environmental Management Plan PDFicon 329K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 33a - Pest Management Plan PDFicon 273K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 34 - MEWF EPBC Offsets Assessment Guide PDFicon 2.7M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 35 - MEWF Draft Offset Area Management Plan PDFicon 4.0M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 36 - RACL Environmental Record PDFicon 1.6M Download
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Vol 3 - App. 36a - Environmental History – Port Bajool PDFicon 438K Download
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Vol 3 - App. 37 - Statement of Commitments PDFicon 181K Download
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Executive Summary PDFicon 5.1M Download