Conservationists welcome withdrawal of Chalumbin Wind Farm project

The Queensland Conservation Council and Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre (CAFNEC) today welcome the withdrawal of the Wooroora Station Wind Farm proposal - formerly known as Chalumbin wind farm.

“We wholeheartedly support the transition to clean energy and the development of wind farms in Queensland, but with the amount of biodiversity loss we’ve seen to date in Australia, we cannot afford to build projects in such environmentally significant locations” said Dave Copeman, Director of the Queensland Conservation Council.

The proposal, formerly known as Chalumbin Wind Farm, faced large public criticism in Far North Queensland due to the predicted impacts to nature, as it was located directly next to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

“Ark Energy has informed us that they were likely to receive rejection for the proposed wind farm and chose to withdraw their application in anticipation of this decision.”

“Today our community breathes a sigh of relief as those important bits of nature remain intact. However, we know that there is so much more work to do to continue transitioning in a way that reduces emissions and protects nature for a safe climate future” said Lucy Graham, the Director of the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre.