Greenmount Sustainable Energy Resources

Environment, Planning and Heritage

The Retention Licence application is wholly within the Wellington local government area. The application covers private land mostly zoned as Farming and Crown land mostly zoned as Public Conservation. Small areas are covered by Environmental Significance Overlays.

GSER will develop and implement an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) as part of its statutory Work Plan. This plan will include, but not be limited to, the following issues:
  • Threatened species management
  • Erosion control
  • Weed control
  • Rehanilitation and revegetation of work areas
  • Contamination
State based information records multiple areas of cultural heritage sensitivity. These are generally located along water courses.  For activities that cause significant ground disturbance, a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) will be prepared before commencing this work within areas of cultural heritage sensitivity.  The CHMP will report the results of an assessment of any Aboriginal cultural heritage present in the area, along with recommendations for measures to be taken before, during and after an activity to manage and protect any Aboriginal heritage identified.  

Maps providing an initial assessment of these other issues are available for download below:

Community Engagement

GSER are developing a dedicated Community Engagement Program, likely to include aspects of the following:

Public announcements
  • Notices in the Yarram Standard of the commencement of key phases of the program.
Community information days
  • Opportunities to observe project progress and discuss issues.
Landowner engagement
  • Personal meetings with and compensation for landowners affected by site investigations.
Local procurement and employment
  • Briefings with local providers to identify opportunities for local companies and individuals.
Project website
  • Providing regular project updates and an enquiry service.
Government/Agency engagement, including:
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
  • Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Southern Rural Water Authority
  • Aboriginal Affairs Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority