Constructions have started taking place at the Coopers Gap wind farm.
Constructions have started taking place at the Coopers Gap wind farm. Heath Pukallus

Constructions take place at Coopers Gap

WORKS are continuing as the Coopers Gap wind farm starts to take form.

The South Burnett Regional Council have approved the latest updates for the farm.

Access for trucks and other heavy machinery during the wind farm's construction phase will be permitted only through Niagara Rd.

Temporary signage and traffic control for the construction in dedicated road reserves will take place, in accordance with the manual of uniform.

Erosion and sediment control shall be carried out in accordance with the Coopers Gap Windfarm civil construction works package.

During the course of the project, the crews will be required to maintain erosion and sedimentation controls at all times.

Council officers will inspect and assess the sediment and erosion control measures, and temporary fencing implemented.

Any alterations, or supplementary works required, must be incorporated.

The Coopers Gap wind farm crews are required by council to implement measures to prevent site vehicles tracking sediment and other pollutants from the site onto adjoining roads during the course of the project.

This will include the prevention of dust nuisance during construction and the ensuing operational period.

During the construction phase, the building crew members must be responsible for protecting nearby property owners from dust pollution arising from construction.

They are required to comply with any lawful instructions from the assessment manager, if a dust nuisance exists.

The approval extends to the earthworks, roadworks, access roads and hardstand, and is conditional upon a set of issued construction drawings.

The council advised the earthworks and fill on the site at Coopers Gap must not lead to ponding of stormwater or actionable nuisance to adjoining properties.