State moves on wind farm code

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS WHY I DO WHAT I DO -

THE Queens­land Gov­ern­ment has re­leased the State’s first wind farm plan­ning code.

Deputy Premier and Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture, Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Plan­ning, Jackie Trad, said the code would de­liver a con­sis­tent whole-of-gov­ern­ment ap­proach to as­sess­ing wind farm pro­pos­als, and would tran­si­tion the as­sess­ing author­ity from lo­cal to state gov­ern­ment.

“Most lo­cal gov­ern­ment plan­ning schemes do not cover wind farms, and many coun­cils don’t have the spe­cific tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise that is needed to as­sess such ap­pli­ca­tions,” Ms Trad said.

“The code sets out clear as­sess­ment re­quire­ments for the de­sign, con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tion of new or ex­panded wind farm pro­pos­als.”

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