Specimen Hill Wind Farm Update - February 2022
Project granted planning consent
In December 2021 the Queensland Government granted planning consent for the Specimen Hill Wind Farm.
The consent is for installation of up to 56 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on a site approximately 25 km north-east of Biloela and 60 km south-west of Gladstone in central Queensland.
The project provides a great opportunity for the area to benefit from Australia’s clean energy transition and is estimated to require up to 350 jobs during construction as well as provide a significant boost to the local economy.
Epuron is also finalising documentation for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE), for the proposal’s assessment and approval under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 . Once this has been accepted by DAWE it will be placed on public exhibition.
Community information session
An information session will be held this month to give interested members of the community an opportunity to learn more about the final proposal and discuss it with the project team. The session will be open for two hours with a drop-in format and include a short presentation halfway through.
Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2022.
Time: 4-6pm, presentation at 5pm.
Location: ANZAC Memorial Club, 94 Callide Street, Biloela.
Register: To assist with catering and COVID requirements please notify attendance by Monday 21 February via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 208 865. Please note any prescribed COVID protocols will apply and attendees may be required to sign in and scan QR code upon entry.
The project team looks forward to meeting community members, answering questions and the opportunity to address any concerns.