ERM has been working with Aviation Projects for over three years on various wind farm development projects, with positive tangible results for our business and, more importantly, for our clients. The industry leading expertise, level of professionalism and meticulous attention to detail delivered by Aviation Projects are a reflection of the high standards that they set for themselves. The client’s desired outcomes are always of the highest consideration and adherence to standards and regulations are paramount.
I highly recommend Aviation Projects to any business that needs to identify and address potential aviation safety impacts in order to secure a development approval.
This development was approved by the Development Assessment Commission (DAC) in June 2006. LGWFPL recently requested a variation to the previous consent to construct the 59 turbine wind farm, in part to increase the height of the wind turbines from 124 m to 150 m above ground level.
During the course of the original application, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) was consulted with respect to the proposal’s impact on aviation. CASA responded by stating that the structures, due to their height and location, would be considered hazardous objects and recommended that the turbines be designed to provide the appropriate lighting during hours of darkness and times of low visibility in accordance with Manual of Standards Part 139—Aerodromes (MOS 139).
LGWFPL engaged Aviation Projects to review potential aviation impacts and conduct a risk assessment in order to determine the requirement for aviation obstacle lighting.
The project has subsequently received all necessary government and local planning and development approvals and is moving towards the construction phase.