Boulder Creek Wind Farm receives planning consent, estimated 350 jobs
Published on 16 November 2021
The Queensland Government has recently granted planning consent for the Boulder Creek Wind Farm. Planning consent has been granted for installation of 60 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on site.
The Boulder Creek Wind Farm site is located approximately 40km south–west of Rockhampton, between Mount Morgan and Westwood and is set to be the first large scale wind farm development in the Rockhampton region. The 18-24 month construction period commencing towards the end of 2022 will create up to 350 jobs.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said the building of such facilities will give the Rockhampton region the opportunity to play an important role in the generation of renewable energy.
“Almost 3 per cent of our workforce is currently involved in the delivery of electricity, gas, water, and waste services compared to 1.1 per cent for Regional Queensland as a whole,” Mayor Williams said.
“Electricity generation has been one of the strengths in our region and will continue to do so as we transition from a fossil energy economy to a low carbon energy economy.
“The transition will deliver many benefits for the local economy and will open up new opportunities for local businesses looking to diversify and for new businesses looking to relocate to regions with renewable energy option”.
Advance Rockhampton Executive Manager Greg Bowden said it’s great to see Rockhampton on the map as a region invested in providing alternative energy options.
“Along with our focus on traditional energy sources we are also excited that the Rockhampton region can play a key role in providing renewable energy options,” Mr Bowden said.
“The development of renewable energy assets highlights the region’s crucial role in modernising Australia’s economy and putting Rocky on the radar as an attractive region to invest in”.
Epuron will be hosting community information sessions for residents interested in learning more about the project, and these sessions will be held at Westwood and Mount Morgan in December.
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm
Date: Wednesday, 8th December 2021
Location: Westwood Hall
4544 Capricorn Highway, Westwood
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Date: Thursday 9th December 2021
Location: Mount Morgan Soldiers Room
18 Morgan Street, Mount Morgan
For set-up and catering purposes, please register noting which session you would like to attend, by Tuesday 7 December 2021 to: email@example.com or by phone to (07) 4445 5051.
For more information about the Boulder Creek Wind Farm project visit https://epuron.com.au/wind/bouldercreek/