An extensive series of detailed assessments are required prior to the project being approved. The assessments are based on the DGR/SEARs and the findings will form the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading international consultancy company with expertise in environmental, health, safety, social and sustainability services. ERM has extensive experience in wind farm developments across Australia and around the world. ERM is assisting EPYC with the community consultation, environmental impact assessment and planning approval process for the project.

The major assessments undertaken include:

  • Community consultation
  • Biodiversity assessment (flora & fauna)
  • Noise and visual impacts
  • Traffic and transport
  • Bushfire hazards
  • TV, radio and communications reception
  • Shadow flicker
  • Heritage
  • Aviation
  • Soil and water
  • Socio economic & property values