Specimen Hill Wind Farm Update - December 2021
Development application lodged
Epuron has lodged its development application and accompanying assessment reports for the Specimen Hill Wind Farm with the Queensland Government. The proposal involves 56 wind turbines and associated infrastructure.
Epuron has also finalised the ecological survey work and its response to a request for further information from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) for the proposal’s assessment under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Once this has been accepted by DAWE it will be placed on exhibition.
Community information session
Epuron is planning to host an information session in Biloela in February 2022 to give interested members of the community an opportunity to learn more about the final proposal and discuss it with the project team. To be notified directly when the details have been confirmed please register your interest with the project team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or register for project updates. Updates are available by email or post. For email updates register here. To receive updates via post please email your name, postal address and a request to be added to the mailing list to email@example.com.
In the meantime questions and comments are welcome and can also be sent to the project team by email or via the online feedback form.
JOBS - Specimen Hill Wind Farm is expected to provide 250-350 jobs during the construction period and 15-30 ongoing jobs during operation.
ECONOMIC BOOST - Construction would provide work for local and regional based contractors and a significant boost to the local economy, in particular for surrounding accommodation, retail, service and hospitality businesses.
CLEAN ENERGY - Growth in Queensland’s renewable energy capacity will deliver affordable, clean, reliable electricity to households and businesses. Once operational Specimen Hill Wind Farm would have a generation capacity of approximately 336 megawatts and support the Queensland Government’s target of 50% renewable energy generation by 2030.
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