Notice: E-mail link at end of Privacy Collection Notice

Dear all, it has come to our attention that while the email address listed and linked via the Contact Us section is correct, the email link at the end of Privacy Collection Notice was linking to an incorrect email.

If you have tried to use this email and received a bounce back, please email us via brolgawind.standardsreview@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Submissions have now closed, however if you think you may have emailed your submission using the e-mail link at the end of the Privacy Collection Notice, please email us at brolgawind.standardsreview@delwp.vic.gov.au. We will be accepting those submissions through to Thursday 24 December 2020.

Overview

The Victorian Government has set a Renewable Energy Target of 50 per cent by 2030. Achieving it will reduce carbon emissions, create jobs and provide affordable, sustainable energy for Victorians.

As the renewable energy sector grows and more wind farms are built, we need effective rules to protect native animals like birds and bats from any potential risk these facilities may pose. We are currently reviewing and improving these rules.

The Victorian Brolga (Antigone rubicunda) is the first species we are reviewing. We are using new information about wind farms’ impact on this bird to update the ‘Interim Guidelines for the Assessment, Avoidance, Mitigation and Offsetting of Potential Wind Farm Impacts on the Victorian Brolga Population 2011’.

We are now seeking your feedback on the draft ‘Brolga Assessment and Mitigation Standards for Wind Energy Facilities’ (Draft Standards) to protect Victoria's Brolga population and provide certainty to industry.

Submissions closed on 18 December 2020

Thank you for your submissions.

Questionnaire

Mapping tool

This mapping tool assists your response the Brolga area of interest map and No-go flocking areas map questions in the questionnaire.

1. If you are aware of locations where the Victorian Brolga population occur outside the Brolga area of interest (shaded orange on the map) you can add location markers of Brolga locations outside the area shaded orange on the map below. View the instructions by clicking the '?' button top left on the map below.

2. If you are aware of Brolga flocking sites (shaded red on the map) not included on the map below, then you can add location markers for those sites on the map below. View the instructions by clicking the '?' button top left on the map below.

If you would like assistance please email brolgawind.standardsreview@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Question and Answer sessions

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Privacy Collection Notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (the department) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide in the Q and A forums, map tool, questionnaire and other documents uploaded with your submission will be provided to the department and the supporting Project Team to inform the final Brolga assessment and mitigation standards for wind energy facilities.

Your responses will be used to inform a summary report of submissions received, information from submissions will be aggregated and de-identified in this report. De-identified free text responses may also be selected for inclusion. Submissions will be published with your name, unless you have informed the department to publish without your personal details (see options in the questionnaire). All personal contact details will be removed from published submissions. Third party information provided in submissions will be redacted for privacy.

Your contact details may be used by the department to contact you about your submission.

All questions are optional, and you may elect to leave any question unanswered. This gives you the option to make your submission anonymously (except when providing information on the mapping tool).

For presence at a Q and A forum or to input data onto the mapping tool, a name, organisation and email will be requested to assist in following-up any matters raised or verify information provided. We will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law.

You can request access and correction of your information by contacting the Project Team at brolgawind.standardsreview@delwp.vic.gov.au

If you would like more information about DELWP’s Privacy Policy head to http://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/5464/DELWP-Privacy-Policy.pdf