Neuroodla Renewable Energy Project

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Are you a Traditional Owner or Aboriginal party with an interest in the Flinders Ranges?

What's being decided?

We want to hear from you about a proposal from Yadlamalka Energy Pty Ltd (Applicant) to build a renewable energy facility at Barndioota near Neuroodla Creek, some 30 km west of Hawker. we've created a map showing the Project area in proximity to Hawker and Port Augusta.

Your views will help the Premier decide whether to authorise damage, disturbance or interference with Aboriginal heritage that may occur as a result of this Project.

Background

The Premier of South Australia, who administers the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act), has received an application for authorisation under section 23 of the Act from the Applicant.

The Applicant has sought the authorisation to help enable its Neuroodla Renewable Energy Project at Barndioota near Neuroodla Creek, some 30 km west of Hawker.

The Project would involve ground-disturbing works to construct, operate and ultimately decommission an integrated renewable energy facility, which would be made up of solar panels, large batteries and supporting infrastructure.

Section 23 of the Act makes it an offence to damage, disturb or interfere with any Aboriginal site, object or remains (heritage) without the Premier’s authorisation.

Prior to considering whether to grant the authorisation, section 13 of the Act requires the Premier to consult with Traditional Owners, the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee (Committee), and other Aboriginal parties that he thinks may have an interest in the matter.

Get involved

If you are a Traditional Owner or an Aboriginal party with an interest in the Project area, please read the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice and consider the following three questions:

  1. What are your views on whether the authorisation should be granted to the Applicant?
  2. If the authorisation is granted, what conditions, if any, would you like to see imposed on it?
  3. Is there anything else you wish to raise that you think the Premier should be aware of when considering the application?

Have your say by:

AAR will host an online meeting to discuss the Project with the Applicant and those interested on Microsoft Teams at 7:00 pm on Thursday 31 March 2022. You can join this meeting by computer or by telephone. For details on joining the meeting, please contact AAR.

See the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice for further details on how to lodge a verbal or written submission.

What are the next steps?

Unless otherwise requested, consultees submissions will be forwarded to the Applicant for comment. Once the public consultation period has closed, submissions and the Applicant’s comments about them will be forwarded to the Committee. The Committee’s own views about the application will then be sought. Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation will collate consultee submissions, the Applicant’s responses to them, the Committee’s advice, and its own recommendations to the Premier within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

Are you a Traditional Owner or Aboriginal party with an interest in the Flinders Ranges?

What's being decided?

We want to hear from you about a proposal from Yadlamalka Energy Pty Ltd (Applicant) to build a renewable energy facility at Barndioota near Neuroodla Creek, some 30 km west of Hawker. we've created a map showing the Project area in proximity to Hawker and Port Augusta.

Your views will help the Premier decide whether to authorise damage, disturbance or interference with Aboriginal heritage that may occur as a result of this Project.

Background

The Premier of South Australia, who administers the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) (Act), has received an application for authorisation under section 23 of the Act from the Applicant.

The Applicant has sought the authorisation to help enable its Neuroodla Renewable Energy Project at Barndioota near Neuroodla Creek, some 30 km west of Hawker.

The Project would involve ground-disturbing works to construct, operate and ultimately decommission an integrated renewable energy facility, which would be made up of solar panels, large batteries and supporting infrastructure.

Section 23 of the Act makes it an offence to damage, disturb or interfere with any Aboriginal site, object or remains (heritage) without the Premier’s authorisation.

Prior to considering whether to grant the authorisation, section 13 of the Act requires the Premier to consult with Traditional Owners, the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee (Committee), and other Aboriginal parties that he thinks may have an interest in the matter.

Get involved

If you are a Traditional Owner or an Aboriginal party with an interest in the Project area, please read the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice and consider the following three questions:

  1. What are your views on whether the authorisation should be granted to the Applicant?
  2. If the authorisation is granted, what conditions, if any, would you like to see imposed on it?
  3. Is there anything else you wish to raise that you think the Premier should be aware of when considering the application?

Have your say by:

AAR will host an online meeting to discuss the Project with the Applicant and those interested on Microsoft Teams at 7:00 pm on Thursday 31 March 2022. You can join this meeting by computer or by telephone. For details on joining the meeting, please contact AAR.

See the Consultation Information Pack or the Public Consultation Notice for further details on how to lodge a verbal or written submission.

What are the next steps?

Unless otherwise requested, consultees submissions will be forwarded to the Applicant for comment. Once the public consultation period has closed, submissions and the Applicant’s comments about them will be forwarded to the Committee. The Committee’s own views about the application will then be sought. Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation will collate consultee submissions, the Applicant’s responses to them, the Committee’s advice, and its own recommendations to the Premier within a single brief to assist him to make a final decision about the application.

Page last updated: 13 Apr 2022, 12:25 PM