How much nature is threatened?
There are nearly 11 GW of wind farm projects going through Federal Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act approval in Queensland. These cumulatively require more than 16,000 hectares of vegetation to be cleared.
This includes more than 1,000 hectares of habitat of 12 threatened species, including some iconic species such as:
- Nearly 11,000 hectares of koala habitat
- 5,500 hectares of northern and greater glider habitat
- Significant impact on critically endangered species such as the cycas megacarpa in Central Queensland and magnificent broodfrog in FNQ
The Queensland Government is proposing to build 22 GW of projects by 2035 in the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan. If projects proceed in similar areas, this could need 32,000 hectares cleared.