Media Release 22 February 2017 Ratch promotes local participation in Mount Emerald Wind Farm. Construction has commenced on the $360 million Mount Emerald Wind Farm with several businesses from the wider Cairns region already engaged to conduct preliminary works ahead of more expansive works after the wet season. Cairns-based Koppens Developments constructed a concrete culvert…
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MEWF NewsProject Overview
- Bulk earthworks at Powerlink substation bench now complete. Placement of final capping layer remains. Crushing of cap delayed due to Quoll in rack stockpile.
- Site Access Road. Road up the hill is now open to be used for access.
RATCH Australia Corporation has set up a Community Consultation Committee for Mt Emerald Wind Farm to promote local feedback and ensure the project’s long term success. RATCH formed the 10-member committee in September after receiving 20 applications. It comprises local Independent Chair, Professor Steve Turton and Project Secretariat and eight community representatives. Cairns based RATCH…Details
Local procurement has commenced, with: • Koppens and Mareeba Crane Hire constructing the concrete culvert to protect the irrigation channel during December 2016. • A new vehicle purchased from Mareeba Toyota, January 2017 • Contracting of the MBarBarrum Aboriginal Corporation to undertake Cultural Heritage surveys and assist with environmental surveys during the entire construction period.…
Project and Compliance Updates
Early works commenced February 14th on the transport depot laydown area at the base of the site. All pre-start UXO, Cultural Heritage and Environmental surveys have been conducted to verify the site is ‘ready to go’. Flagging of works area has occurred to limit the extent of clearing, in preparation for pad establishment. Letters of…