QLD releases new State Code 23: Wind farm development

Queensland's Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning recently released the State Development Assessment Provisions (SDAP), version 2.0, commencing on 3 July 2017. SDAP sets out the matters of interest to the state for development assessment, where the Director-General of the department is responsible for assessing or deciding development applications.

State Code 23 addresses wind farm development. The code applies to a material change of use for a new or expanding wind farm.

The purpose of State Code 23 is to protect individuals, communities and the environment from adverse impacts as a result of the construction, operation and decommissioning of wind farm development.

Wind farms should be appropriately located, sited, designed and operated to ensure, first and foremost, the safety, operational integrity and efficiency of air services and aircraft operations.

State Code 23 contains Performance Outcomes (PO) and Acceptable Outcomes (AO). PO1 and PO2 and associated Acceptable Outcomes address aviation safety, integrity and efficiency.

For more information about aviation-related aspects of wind farm developments, contact us.

Tags: Wind Farm, Planning, Aviation Safety

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