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Robbins Island Wind Farm Proposal Gets Over 380 Representations | the lawyer

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Over 380 representations were received in response to an application to develop a proposed 122-turbine wind farm at Robbins Island, off Circular Head. UPC Robbins Island developers filed the development application and environmental action plan for the disputed project in January, with a 42-day public exposure period. The resulting 383 community representations have now been forwarded to the Environmental Protection Authority for review, the Council of Circular Chiefs has confirmed. It comes after years of planning and debate over the project, with UPC chief operating officer David Pollington previously describing the project as “one of the biggest investments ever made in Tasmania”. “The application will not be presented to the Board until the EPA completes its evaluation.” Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said he was not surprised by the high number of responses, as the council had rented a separate room just to handle requests for representation or information. “We suspected it might have been quite a high number,” he said. “It’s probably less than I expected, but close to it.” As the planning authority, the Circular Head Council will only assess representations that relate directly to the planning plan, with independent planning consultants to provide advice. RELATED: Main Circular Council Plans to Be ‘Overwhelmed’ by Proposed Robbins Island Development Application Won’t Go to Councilors Until EPA Completes Evaluation. Cr Quilliam said he didn’t expect that to happen until around August or September. He said whatever the outcome, his main hope was that the community felt they had been listened to. “Not everyone will be happy with the result, whether for or against… but the most important thing is that they are heard. That’s what is most important to me.” What do you think ? by sending us a Letter to the Editor using the form below.

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