2021-12-08
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/pr/39078-epuron-australia-wind-farm-planner-consent-large-scale-onshore-developer-turbine-mw-construction-locals

Boulder Creek Wind Farm Update

Project granted planning consent

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The Queensland Government has granted planning consent for the Boulder Creek Wind Farm in central Queensland following Epuron’s lodgment of its development application and Environmental Impact Statement for the project in July 2021.

The consent is for installation of up to 60 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on a site approximately 5 km west of Mount Morgan and 40 km south-west of Rockhampton.

Boulder Creek Wind Farm is set to be the first large scale wind farm development in the Rockhampton region and will be a great opportunity for the area to benefit from Australia’s clean energy transition. The 18-24 month construction period is estimated to commence towards the end of 2022 and create up to 350 jobs.

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.

Community information sessions

Information sessions will be held in Westwood and Mount Morgan in December to give interested members of the community an opportunity to learn more about the final proposal and discuss it in more detail with the project team.

  • Westwood - 4-6pm, Wednesday, 8 December, Westwood Hall, 4544 Capricorn Highway
  • Mount Morgan - 4-6pm, Thursday, 9 December, Mount Morgan Soldiers Room, 18 Morgan Street

For set-up and catering please register, noting which session you would like to attend, by Tuesday 7 December 2021: info@bouldercreekwindfarm.com.au or call (07) 4445 5051.

Source:
Epuron
Author:
Press Office
Link:
epuron.com.au/...
Keywords:
Epuron, Australia, wind farm, planner, consent, large scale, onshore, developer, turbine, MW, construction, locals




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