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SEARs issued for Piambong Wind Farm project

SEARs issued for Piambong Wind Farm project

The Project has passed the first milestone in the planning process, with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) issuing the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). 

Receiving SEARs indicates DPE’s satisfaction with our adherence to the planning process, relevant guidelines and legislation, and our Scoping Report.

What are SEARs?

The SEARs provide direction for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project. 

We will use these directions to plan environmental studies, investigations, cultural heritage surveys, and community engagement. 

The results of the studies, investigations, and surveys, together with feedback from the local community and stakeholders, will inform the Project’s design and be documented in the EIS. 

We will then be able to provide greater clarity on what the Project will look like and the actual anticipated impacts.

What will be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement?

The following key areas for potential impact will be addressed within the EIS: 

  • Traffic and transportation routes 
  • Visual amenity impacts (to both nearby residences and public viewpoints) 
  • Noise impacts (including construction noise) 
  • Socioeconomic context and benefits 
  • Aboriginal cultural heritage 
  • Biodiversity and ecology 
  • Aviation safety 
  • Water and waste
  • Bushfire risk

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process

For further information on the EIS process, please visit the DPE State Significant Development site.

Our commitment to you

At the Piambong Wind Farm Project, we are committed to engaging with the community, and ensuring we comply with all guidelines and regulations. 

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