Boulder Creek

Located in one of Queensland's longest serving mining regions, Boulder Creek Wind Farm will tap into one of the area's most valuable natural resources - the wind.

Boulder Creek Wind Farm is located 40 km south west of Rockhampton and approximately 5 km west of Mount Morgan in central Queensland. The location has been chosen because there is a strong wind resource, high voltage transmission lines and good road access with few neighbouring properties.

Wind measurements to date show strong winds from the east dominating the site with a strong night-time profile. This complements the day-time power output of existing solar farms to provide reliable 24/7 power to the Queensland grid.

Epuron anticipates the project will involve up to 60 wind turbines with a tip height potentially exceeding 200 metres. Each wind turbine will require access tracks for construction and operation, as well as underground and overhead powerlines connecting to a proposed on-site substation.

The project will require a new substation which connects the wind turbines to the on-site 275,000 volt Stanwell to Calvale powerlines owned and operated by Powerlink. No off-site transmission lines are expected to be required.

Wind farms generate significant economic benefits for the local region during both the construction and operating phases. Around half of the capital cost is expected to be spent within Queensland, and local businesses will benefit from increased number of workers in the area.

The project has been granted approval by the Queensland Government. It is yet to be approved under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and once that has been achieved the project will start preparing for construction.

Construction is expected to begin towards the end of 2022 and take 18-24 months, with the wind farm to be fully operational by 2025.

Epuron continues to work closely with stakeholders and welcomes questions and comments from members of the community.

If you have any questions, would like to share your views or are interested in supplying services to the project please email the project team or submit your comments via the project feedback form.

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