Hornsdale Wind Farm

Ecology

Hornsdale Wind Farm

EBS Ecology has provided a range of services for the Hornsdale Wind Farm project since the project was in the initial planning phases in 2011. As part of the planning phase of the project, EBS undertook initial flora and fauna surveys across the project site and assisted in defining infrastructure locations based on ecological constraints. As the project progressed, EBS undertook more detailed surveys including targeted threatened species surveys. 

Once the project was designed, assessments under the State Native Vegetation Act 1991 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 were completed. EBS prepared the approval documentation, liaised with Government agencies and prepared the required reports and management plans for the project. 

As the project progressed to the construction phase, EBS was responsible for ensuring the relevant plans were implemented for the duration of construction, delivering and managing the SEB offset requirements for the project and reporting the relevant Agencies on the progression of the project. Towards the end of the construction phase, EBS also undertook compliance assessments for the clearance of native vegetation to ensure the project complied with the approval conditions. EBS continues to manage and deliver the SEB requirements as well as implement a raptor research project for the site and monitor populations of the nationally significant Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizard.