Environmental Effects Statement

EES PROCESS

Neoen, along with a range of other Government agencies are working together in order to fully investigate the environmental impacts of the
project. This is occurring through an Environmental Effects Statement (EES), a process that is administered by DELWP. Neoen and the group of
Government agencies working on the EES is jointly called the Technical Reference Group (TRG).

Updates regarding the EES process, including reports describing the existing ecology of the area, will be published on this page.

For more information about the EES process you can visit the Victorian Government’s website. This website also has specific documents regarding the Kentbruck Green Power Hub.

If you would like to contact DELWP and ask questions about the project or process, they can be reached at:

Impact Assessment Unit,
Planning Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
PO Box 500, EAST MELBOURNE VIC 8002
or email: environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au
or contact the Impact Assessment Unit on (03) 8392 5503.

EES EXISTING CONDITION REPORTS

We’re currently seeking your input into a biodiversity report that outlines the results of the ecology surveys into the local plants & wildlife that we have been ongoing over the past year. Your comments especially where you can provide additional information about biodiversity values in the vicinity of the project will assist us in preparing the next stage of documents in the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process.

The report is not final and is subject to further review in the EES process by the Technical Reference Group (TRG). The release of this document is distinct and separate from the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)-administered public consultation.

We would appreciate your comments by 4th of March to give our specialists time to address your input.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 966 206 or contact@kentbruckgreenpowerhub.com.au

LOCAL FLORA & FAUNA

Surveys are being conducted to access the impacts on local flora and
fauna. Click the button below to learn which flora/fauna will be surveyed
and when.

Safeguarding Ecology

Neoen is committed to configuring the project to ensure minimal environmental impacts and to safeguard the local ecology.

The project has been sited in a pine plantation in order to reduce the environmental and biodiversity impacts associated with removing native vegetation.

Climate change is a major threat to coastal ecology. Once operational, Kentbruck Green Power Hub will reduce CO2 emissions by 3.5 million tonnes per year.

VERTICAL BUFFER

There is a vertical buffer above the pine trees and below the turbine blades, and to some extent the height of the wind turbines can be
adjusted depending on survey results.