Epuron claims to have entered into a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement with the Jirrbal Native Title party and Wabubadda Aboriginal Corporation.
Many Jirrbal community members who attended Epuron's so called "information session" (16/09/21), were adamant that that they had not been consulted about the Chalumbin Wind Farm development.
Jirrbal Elders with direct connections to the land of the proposal, made it very clear they were opposed to the development. Elders were very upset that Sacred Sites were not being acknowledged. Traditional Custodians were being ignored.
Epuron was asked many times to answer who was being consulted in their name. This question was largely ignored.
The Jirrbal Elders were emphatic; if Epuron had made an agreement with a group or corporation, this group or corporation did not consult with nor represent them nor their views.
John Sadler, Epuron's QLD Development Manager refused to acknowledge nor answer the questions posed by Elders at that meeting. Epuron refused to consult. It refused to listen.
Epuron failed to attend the Dec 4th 2021 community meeting. Jirrbal Elders and community members at that meeting again made their views clear - that this development must NOT proceed at this site.
Epuron, the community is listening. It's long overdue that you listen too..
This video was filmed shortly after Epuron's shameful Sept 16th 2021 so-called 'community information session', where Elders were ignored & treated with utter disrespect.
Jirrbal community members make their feelings known at the October 2021 Wabubadda PBC meeting.
For any Jirrbal community members who would like to share your views or stories, this is your forum. We would be honoured to be able to give your views a voice through this website.
Your stories will be told, they will be listened to, and they will be heard.
We acknowledge the Jirrbal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, and of this proposed development.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
STOP THE CHALUMBIN WIND FARM!
Copyright © 2021 Matt Lachlan