Progress for Boulder Creek wind farm
The consent is for installation of up to 60 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on a site about 5km west of Mount Morgan and 40km south-west of Rockhampton.
The company expects the 18-24 month construction period to commence towards the end of 2022 and create up to 350 jobs.
Epuron development director Paul Stangroom said it will be a significant project for the region.
“It is an exciting step that the Boulder Creek wind farm has been granted approval by the Queensland Government,” he said.
“This project will be a great opportunity for the Rockhampton region to benefit from Australia’s clean energy transition.”
The project would generate up to 372 megawatts (MW) – enough to power about 215,000 homes.
The planning consent follows Epuron’s lodgment of its development application and Environmental Impact Statement for the project in July 2021.
Epuron is also finalising documentation for the proposal’s assessment and approval under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Once this has been accepted by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment it will be placed on public exhibition.
The company plans to run information sessions in Westwood and Mount Morgan in December to give interested members of the community an opportunity to learn more about the final proposal.
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